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« on: January 26, 2007 07:24:16 PM »

 I am making a 50's style dress with a circle skirt, and I want to make a petticoat to wear with it. I wasn't sure if I should make a circle skirt one with just a bunch of layers of net, cut the same way as the overskirt; or if I should make one in tiers. I would probably wear it with other dresses as well, so which would be more versatile?
 Also, does anyone know of any tutorials or anything I could use?

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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2007 08:44:17 PM »

for a 50s style skirt I find the tiered petticoats are much nicer. Smiley 
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2007 02:57:15 PM »

 Thanks for the advice Smiley I also think a tiered petti would be more versatile under other dresses as well.

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2007 09:23:52 AM »

I would advise you to use two different types of textiles for the petticoat-  buy a LOT of a heavier netting and ruche it in a 2:1 ratio (multiply the full length of each strip by 2, cut it and ruche it back in...) for your "under tiers".  You can use a circle skirt pattern for this, just trace the pattern and divide it into 3 or 4 different panels (concentric circles) and measure the average lengths of each panel... then cut long rectangles of your netting to meet those measurements in the 2:1 ratio.  Then use a STIFF poly-chiffon to make a tiered over-skirt to cover the netting tiers.  This should be ruched as well, and it stops the netting from catching your dress or skirt and bunching it up.  You can also use the chiffon to make an underskirt as well, so you sandwich the netting between these layers, that way your legs won't be itchy.  Use a heavy duty elastic in the waist band of the petticoat so it wil stay put.  Ta-da! A crinoline.  Hope this helps! Smiley

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