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Petticoats Please

Added Nov 22, 2010

by Jamie Lau

Brooklyn, New Yo...






This tutorial walks you through how to make your very own three-tiered petticoat, the perfect addition to your party look!

Material Notes

9 1/2 yards of tulle, 1/4 yard of cotton/linen/silk blend, 11 yards of 1" wide satin ribbon, 1 yard of elastic.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Linen, Silk, Tulle



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    Mar 28, 2012, 04.59 PMby Teresa Higgins

    Thank you for this post! Bought my tulle and ribbons this weekend!

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    Dec 6, 2010, 04.07 PMby belladax

    This is totally brilliant – thank you! going to save me a fortune!

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    Dec 2, 2010, 07.10 PMby strawberrydestruction

    So cute!!! I cannot wait to go shopping for material this weekend!

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    Dec 2, 2010, 11.56 AMby katensew

    Thank you thank you thank you !! I have requested advice on this all week. Just as I had planned to myself. I have two shades of blue tulle and am planning two tiers with a polyester lining to avoid " catches " on my stockings — OH and it will be ballerina length !!

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    Nov 29, 2010, 09.59 PMby rebeccapeebles

    curious: does it really take 9.5 yards of tulle to make this?

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      Nov 30, 2010, 09.30 PMby Jamie Lau

      For the specific measurements we used for this project, the fabric width we had to work with and the amount of gathering, yes. We double layered the tulle per tier. However, when you customize your own, it could potentially come out to less. Hope this helps!

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    Nov 26, 2010, 02.15 AMby Jamie Lau

    Thank you all for the positive feedback. I highly recommend everyone give it a try!

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    Nov 25, 2010, 07.25 PMby c79helium

    Cute Jamie!!!

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    Nov 25, 2010, 09.41 AMby Sanne K. Astrid

    favorited this one. :)

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    Nov 24, 2010, 05.23 PMby Alyssa Lorraine

    I’m getting right on this one and making a peek-a-boo petticoat of black and gold to add some solid festive flair to my skirts.

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    Nov 24, 2010, 03.05 PMby damselfly

    We called them crinolines when I was a little girl in the 1950’s.

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      Dec 2, 2010, 12.40 PMby wzrdreams

      That’s what I was thinking.
      Aren’t petticoats historically made of cotton or linen, and not multi layered?

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    Nov 24, 2010, 08.49 AMby kraftykatina

    Awesome!! Thanks for the tutorial!

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    Nov 23, 2010, 08.36 PMby Judi Anderson-Plessis

    Oh my gosh hope I can do it, I have tried before but i’m going to try try again!

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    Nov 23, 2010, 08.08 PMby tracey1959

    Fantastic, cann’t wait to make it.

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    Nov 23, 2010, 02.51 PMby fraiche

    That is the cutest outfit ever.

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    Nov 23, 2010, 10.14 AMby fashionfreek

    Great petticoat! Looks real simple to create. Thanks for sharing Jamie…Fab!

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      Nov 24, 2010, 08.03 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thanks, it was my first time working with tulle! What a great way to “pump up the volume” with existing dresses and skirts! You should make one, too!

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    Nov 23, 2010, 09.37 AMby carottesauvage

    Looks like candyfloss! ;) Beautiful! Jamie’s rockin da place! ;) :)

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      Nov 24, 2010, 08.03 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thanks!!! It was so fun to make!

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    Nov 23, 2010, 02.49 AMby kelepso

    This is so romantic! I love it!

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    Nov 23, 2010, 01.47 AMby reneebies

    !!! So excited about this!

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