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Laughing Moon Mercantile 180—Bum Pad or Split Rump with Optional Half Petticoat c. 1780s.   This pattern is an interpretation of drawings of split rumps in the 1780s.  The bum pads are separate from each other.  The top pad piece is larger than the bottom pad piece and is pleated to fit the bottom pad piece at the top.  The are flaps at the leading edge of the pads going around from the side of the body toward the front to prevent the petticoat worn over it from falling in and under the bum pads.  These flaps can be cut off if desired or slightly padded for extra hip curve.  The pattern comes in sizes from 2XS-4XL (6-36) but the size chosen can be for a smaller or larger silhouette regardless of size designation.  The stuffing for the pads can be period material such as cork, feathers, flax tow, cotton wool, wool roving, or even rags or millet.  Modern stuffing can be polyfill.  The attached half petticoat is optional.  Pleating diagrams are provided or the maker can use their own pleating method.  The ties can be twill tape, ribbons, or extra wide double fold bias tape.

Fabric:  Cotton or Linen for period or modern blends for modern or easy care.  Ticking can be used if feathers are used for stuffing.  Stuffing:  Feathers, flax tow, cotton wool, wool roving, or modern polyfill.  Ties: