Re: Pre-cage crinolines
From a laundering/pressing standpoint, it becomes unweildy. I think the author was choosing to do a combined-waistband item for costuming effect and easier dressing, rather than full accuracy, or perhaps I'm misreading, and attributing later-era techniques to a statement about 30's petticoats?
I've not personally found pre-hoop information to indicate multiple petticoats on one foundation yoke or waistband. It would seem to complicate things too much, and reduce flexibility in the wardrobe.
Has anyone else come across a mention or two of multiple underskirts on one band?