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Belle-o-the ball Collapsible Hoop, cream color plastic in original βhat boxβ carrying case in same plastic, 8-1/2β diameter; includes small instruction booklet w/photographs and explanations of and folder in which two different shapes are illustrated and described, both on ecru paper with magenta. Clayton Manufacturing Co., Atlanta, Georgia. DATE: 1950s.
Hoop Petticoat, black cotton with internal bustle created with heavy cording, cording runs inside entire circumference but is drawn in with elastic from side seam to side seam across the back creating bustle effect. 32β center front, 37β center back. DATE: Mid 1800s.
Cage crinoline, red cotton covered bands of wire suspended on trill tape, cage begins 20β from waist, 13β long, 22β diameter at bottom, 16β at top, 23β waist. Early 1900s.
Canvas Bustle made with a cage running from side seam to side seam across the back and an internal section which laces like a corset with 12 pairs of eyelets. Tightening and loosening this section changes the silhouette created by the cage. 33β long and adjustable up to 30.β
Full Petticoat, cream w/short sleeves, eyelet lace at neckline and edge of sleeves is run through w/bright pink satin ribbon. This ribbon is probably a modern addition, the original ribbon would have been the same color as the garment. There are vertical princess seams to draw in the waist at the front, garment button in the back with 6 MoP buttons set in a covered placket. There are 2 horizontal pintucks just above the knee and another row of eyelet ribbon which has also had a new pink ribbon inserted. The bottom 18-1/2β has a net lace overlay, under fabric has a lace ruffle complimentary to the lace on the top panel. Entire center front of bodice is heavily embroidered in a satin stitch w/a floral pattern. In the center there is a symbol that appears to be of significance. DATE: Circa 1920.
Petticoat, cream open-weave dimity, front panel is a single layer 11β wide with a 4-1/2β deep hem, rest of petticoat has 2nd layer which falls 21β from waist with a 4-1/2β net ruffle and scalloped edge. Under that layer is a 3rd layer which falls 17β from the waist to the hem with a 6β net ruffle and scalloped edge. 24β waist, entire petticoat 33β long. Circa 1905.
Petticoat, drawstring thru eyelets at waist w/cream ribbon, four bands of horizontal pintucks, top three bands separated by row of drawn work, 3 and 4 band separated by drawn work and knitted lace, same pattern of knitted lace except with scalloped border at hem. 31β long and 34β waist fully released. Circa 1910.