HELOISE, an 18th-century traditional petticoat
HELOISE is made out of two panels of fabric, joined by the sides whose upper end remains open on each side. This opening allows you to easily put on the skirt. The two panels of this historical petticoat are pleated in the style of the 18th century. On the front, the pleats start from the central box towards the sides. On the back, the folds start from the sides to converge in the middle of the back.
The Black Watch HELOISE is made of polyester and wool tartan. Made on traditional looms, this tartan has a lot of character to it. Expect small snags, slubs, and other blemishes. These imperfections give the tartan a handmade look that fits well within the setting of season 1 of Outlander.
You can combine your petticoat with linen or tartan shawls, as well as with sashes from the entire boutique.
Put your garment in a bowl with cold water and one drop of wool washing up liquid. Then rinse properly a couple of times and after rinsing with your hands, lay the garment in a towel, fold it and leave it to dry like this before airing it again.
Tumble driers are not the best for wool products as they tend to shrink them, so it is best to air dry.
Place the garment flat on a clean towel, re-shape it by laying it out in its normal shape and leave to air dry.
How to dress
Once put on, the petticoat is tied in the following way: you start by tying the ties of the back panel, making a knot on the front; then you adjust the front panel like an apron, with a double turn around the waist.
In the photos, the petticoat is worn over a bum pad that brings volume to the hips and emphasizes the waist.