My friend has requested a petticoat for a summer dress. The skirt of the dress is knife pleated along the top so there is some fullness to the skirt.
I going to add the layers onto the individual tiers to create gradual built up of fullness since she has an hourglass figure.
For example, 1st tier has 1 layer, 2nd has 2, 3rd has 4, 4th has 8.
She asked me if it was possible to use broadcloth/cotton instead of tulle/netting.
I have a few questions:
1) In order to achieve the same fullness as tulle, does it require more broadcloth?
2) what are the pros and cons of using broadcloth for a crinoline style petticoat?
3) any suggestions for other types of fabric to use instead of tulle/netting?
Here is a picture of what I am aiming for: