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1950's Style Petticoat

Added Nov 22, 2013

by Claret69

Auckland, New Ze...






1950’s style petticoat based on the Alice Lon pattern. There is not quite 48yards of fabric as in the original pattern but I think it gives enough pouf!
I made a smooth yoke instead of a gathered waist due to the fact I wanted to use this under a princess line dress and didn’t want any extra bulk at the waist.

Material Notes

Cotton sateen for the yoke. Organza for the rufffles, edged in satin ribbon.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Cotton, Organza

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    Nov 24, 2013, 01.27 PMby yenny lee

    Love it :D

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    Nov 22, 2013, 05.16 PMby cris orange

    OMG, so much fabric! looks really nice from underneath :-)

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    Nov 22, 2013, 11.36 AMby corsetclaire

    Wow, what patience you must have. I remember my Grandma telling me she had to gather 6yds of material into a 19" waist for my mum’s dresses. She also told me she had made the petticoats, but I never saw any of them. Would be great to see your dress / skirth that is going on top.

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    Nov 22, 2013, 10.50 AMby Anna E

    Wow, this is so beautiful! What a great idea to add a smooth yoke. I would never have thought of that. May I ask you how long it took to make this petticoat? I know mine took hours, but I think yours is much nicer looking. Where in the progress did you add the ribbon to the hem? Before or after putting the skirt together?

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      Nov 26, 2013, 06.37 PMby Claret69

      Thank you Anna E, it took me ages! I took several evenings just to cut & gather all the long strips of organza for each tier. Once gathered it only took a couple of hours to serge them to the yoke etc. Certainly a labor of love! The ribbon was added before I gathered each tier – much easier to manage that way.

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