These pocket-hoop panniers are my first step towards my 18th century ensembles, which will be coming up in the weeks ahead. I needed the proper underlying support garments for correct measurement and draping. The pocket-hoop panniers were popular in the mid to late 18th century, 1760-1780, and were a modified form of the required undergarments to create the proper silhouette that Marie Antoinette made famous during that timeframe.
The lace was sewn on at initial construction. The ribbon flowers and bows, plus the matching ribbon ruching, were all sewn on by hand. I very much like the way it came out and am looking forward to wearing it soon!