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50s Retro Petticoat

Added Nov 23, 2010

by deekhoo

Singapore, Singa...






This was a project i did for my cousin’s retro themed office party.

Material Notes

9 yards of netting cut and joint into 48 yards of full netting for the bottom of the petticoat, 48 yards of ribbon bindingand whatever’s needed for the red outer dress




Garment Type
Cotton, Tulle


Alice Lon's TV Guide Article

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    Nov 28, 2010, 02.04 PMby frkbustad

    That’s a great petticoat! Looks gorgeous with the dress!

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    Nov 25, 2010, 01.18 PMby deekhoo

    Hi Annie!

    It’s a 3 tiered petticoat.

    Use one yard of the netting for the top tier of the petticoat. Make a full-circled mini-skirt with the one yard of netting. Attach a waist band for you to wear the petticoat more easily.

    Then cut the remaining 8 yards horizontally into 8 strips of 9 inches wide (cos the netting is 72 inches wide).

    Then use 2 of the 8 strips to make the 2nd tier. Sew the 2 strips together end to end, gather this longer strip and attach it at the bottom of your first tier.

    The remaining 6 strips will be used to make the 3rd and last tier of the petticoat. Sew the 6 strips end to end to make a super long strip!

    I prefer to ribbon bind the bottom of this tier before attaching it to the 2nd tier because if not it would be pretty messy with all the gathers.

    After you ribbon bind the bottom of this super long strip, gather (which can be pretty tedious) and then sew the end that is NOT ribbon bound to the 2nd tier.

    After this! your petticoat is done!

    Hope this helps!

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    Nov 23, 2010, 08.55 PMby anniekmcn

    Your petticoat looks amazing, what a great shape! Could you explain how you attacht he bottom section? I’m not getting the instructions from the original version – I can’t figure out whether it’s a threee tiered petticoat or whether I am just supposed to stitch all nine sections together to get one hella-long piece to gather? It’d be great if you could explain because it’s melting my brain!

    Congrats again on a beautiful look!

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    Nov 23, 2010, 12.32 PMby analogue

    Really cute :) Great petticoat!

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      Nov 23, 2010, 12.45 PMby deekhoo

      Thanks Ana! And it’s really easy to make too!

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