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Hotel Balfour Petticoat

Added Aug 12, 2011

by Pepper Toast

Vancouver, Canada






I made a three tier petticoat from a wonderful 100% Egyptian cotton fitted sheet from the Hotel Balfour purchased, of course, at a thrift store! It was such a wonderful fabric to work with I wish I had bolts and bolts of it. I made the “pattern” myself.

Because I used my Janome Ruffler foot, my rolled hem foot and my serger, I had to do NO HAND GATHERING or basting. As a result, this petticoat was finished in 2 hours. I took my time with my pattern calculations and when cutting my fabric strips so that everything would match up and it paid off.

I have done a 2 part tutorial on my blog if you are interested in the instructions. This petticoat goes wonderfully with my green gingham dress and other skirts I have recently made.

Part 1
Part 2

Material Notes

Cotton sheet
Janome Ruffler attachment
Rolled hem foot




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bridal, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Steampunk, Victorian, Vintage

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    Sep 1, 2011, 02.14 PMby ilksen bahşi

    Wow very good clothes. I think different the best tailor.

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    Aug 13, 2011, 08.14 AMby melissalexandar

    Whoa that is really cute!! and must be really soft too!! I really need a serger/overlocker!! they seem to make everyone’s life much easier :)

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      Aug 15, 2011, 04.56 AMby Pepper Toast

      Thanks! Yes it is REALLY REALLY soft and because it it thick, I can wear it as a skirt which I did today! A serger certainly has made my life easier. I thought I would mostly use it for stretchy fabric but I find I use it for both woven and stretch. I recommend a quality one though. There is NOTHING more frustrating than a machine that is meant to make your life easier but is constantly malfunctioning!

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