Black petticoat

Added Jun 4, 2008

by jellybean

North Queensland...

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Description

Finally found some time to post this. I finished last week in time for my niece to go to her dancing competition. I logged the time it took to make this one. About 24 hours all told, from cutting to completion. I’ve since heard about ruffler feet for sewing machines that actually gather and attach ruffles and maybe one of these would cut down considerably the time. The most time consuming parts were stitching on the ribbon to bottom edge and gathering the bottom tier. I used Anniestitches’ technique for the bottom layer of gathering and it did make it a little easier. Just one row of basting and gathering each section up to specified length. Thanks Anniestitches.

Material Notes

tulle,
organza,
charmeuse scraps for waistband,
ribbon,
elastic

Difficulty

Novice

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Credits

Anniestitches for the gathering tip

A clothes making book for the instructions to draft a circle skirt

This website for original instructions for petticoat which I modified to make a smaller version for 10 year old. http://www.pettipond.com/lon.htm

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    Mar 16, 2010, 02.23 PMby kittylulu81

    Lovely! I really need to learn how to make petticoats. =D

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    Oct 11, 2008, 08.09 AMby bellabware

    This is beautiful!

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    Jun 4, 2008, 08.26 AMby macksi

    wow, ive once tried to make one myself, but it looks aweful! yours i so nice!

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    Jun 4, 2008, 06.01 AMby carottesauvage

    Waow amazing! It looks so beautiful spred on the floor, it looks like a sculpture

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