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petticoat

petticoat

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1950s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Marks and Spencer PLC (manufacturer)
    Marks and Spencer plc (designed and made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Daphne Pearce

  • Museum number:

    B.474-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This pettcioat is part of larger gift given to the Museum by Daphne Pearce who wore the clothes as a young girl growing up in the Northern suburbs of London. The clothes are all in pristine condition and were worn from the 1950s to 1960s and show a range from baby wear to pre-teen years, approximately 12. This collection typifies the clothing of the period and clothing labels and styles of the middle classes.

The petticoat has two sections. The under section shows at the top and is a plain white synthetic fabric and is in three sections in the skirt. The overskirt section is in an opaque synthetic fabric with a green and pink floral pattern and is in two flounced sections. each section has a scalloped edging. There is an elasticated waistband. There is a small manufacturer’s label in the seam which reads, in blue, ‘St Michael Regd Lingerie’, a Marks and Spencer brand name.

Physical description

The petticoat has two sections. The under section shows at the top and is a plain white synthetic fabric and is in three sections in the skirt. The overskirt section is in an opaque synthetic fabric with a green and pink floral pattern and is in two flounced sections. each section has a scalloped edging. There is an elasticated waistband. There is a small manufacturer’s label in the seam which reads, in blue, ‘St Michael Regd Lingerie’.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1950s (made)

Artist/maker

Marks and Spencer PLC (manufacturer)
Marks and Spencer plc (designed and made)

Marks and inscriptions

St Michael Regd Lingerie

Dimensions

Width: 345 mm flat across waist, Height: 695 mm waist to hem

Object history note

This petticoat is part of larger gift given to the Museum by Daphne Pearce who wore the clothes as a young girl growing up in the Northern suburbs of London. The clothes are all in pristine condition and were worn from the 1950s to 1960s and show a range from baby wear to pre-teen years, approximately 12. This collection typifies the clothing of the period and clothing labels and styles of the middle classes.

Descriptive line

girl’s white long frilled petticoat with green and pink floral pattern, by St. Michael, 1950s

Production Note

manufactured

Materials

Synthetic

Categories

Children & Childhood; Children's clothes

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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