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« on: November 25, 2007 10:21:00 PM »

Hey everyone! I posted this within a topic, and I thought I'd post it on the board by itself so more people could find it useful.  I made this tute based off of an existing bare-bones web tute, the address is listed below.  Please let me know if you find it helpful, I really enjoyed making this one.

**TUTORIAL**

You will need the following tute to make a circle skirt: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12439.0


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If you use less length in the strips, then you will have a smaller petticoat.
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009 04:47:41 AM »

wait, how does this not have any replies? this is absolutely fantastic! i found the directions for the alice lon petticoat on my own, but i couldn't really figure out how the different layers went together and how to sew on the ribbon. but this makes it crystal clear. thank you so much!! <3
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009 07:27:29 PM »

Hooray, I'm so glad that someone finally came across this! I was afraid it was buried forever, and I spent a lot of time making it - I'm so happy you found it helpful itsamutiny!
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2009 10:02:48 AM »

Omg, I am so glad I found this tutorial again because I'm making my own prom dress and I wanted to make a really poofy petticoat to go with it.
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2009 11:31:03 AM »

What a great tutorial!
I bookmarked it, so I'll find it again.
Now I have to save some money to buy 9 meters of tulle and approx. 50 meters of ribbon...
I guess this will be an expensive project...  Embarrassed
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2009 05:45:36 PM »

Great! Glad you find this helpful! Just make sure to convert the measurements from yards to meters first, as I don't think you'll need as much in meters!
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2009 06:23:34 PM »

awesome tute! thanks so much Smiley I want to make my dd a petticoat and this has helped me understand the process a whole lot better!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2009 08:33:16 AM »

Wow, this is a great tutorial, it makes perfect sense. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2009 10:53:50 AM »

this looks amazing....ive been hunting a good petticoat tute for ages   Grin

but.....im struggling to visualise it in the flesh. do you ahve any finished action shots?

thanks!!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2009 10:56:02 AM »

http://www.pettipond.com/lon.htm this has a couple pictures
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2009 11:50:31 AM »

Thanks everybody for your interest in this! Let me know if you have any questions!
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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2009 06:44:02 PM »

I have a question...  Why do you cut out two circles for the top tier?  What happens with the second one?

It's an awesome tutorial, though, and I definitely plan to make one of these eventually!
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2009 05:48:45 AM »

I have a question...  Why do you cut out two circles for the top tier?  What happens with the second one?

Aislynn, you will want to double the first tier/circle for strength purposes - the first ruffle layer will be stitched to BOTH circles (which is why basting the doubled circle together around the edges is a good idea). One layer of tulle/netting is not strong enough to stand up to the stress of supporting the tiers below it, especially when dancing or moving around. Doubling the first layer allows the stress on the garment to be spread out more evenly between two layers of fabric.
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2009 08:04:00 PM »

Gotcha!  Thanks!  That makes a lot of sense.
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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2011 11:11:07 PM »

I know I'm really late to this party, but having made an Alice Lon style petticoat over the weekend this tutorial was brilliant! and since photos of the finished petticoat seem to be few and far between, I thought I'd share mine in case they're of use to someone else.

       

I found it easier to make in reverse: first the top tier with an elastic waistband, then bind all edges that need binding. Gather the bottom tier and sew it to the second tier, then gather the second tier and sew it to the circle skirt top tier. It's relatively simple, just time-consuming.

It was ridiculously expensive to buy 50-odd metres of 1" ribbon, so I bought a metre of 112cm-wide, tightly woven satin and cut that into 1" strips instead. I cut in the same direction as the selvage (not on the bias) because the 'ribbon' didn't have to go around any curves. After ironing the strips in half lengthways, I zig-zagged them onto the edge of the tulle. Ideally you want to cut the strips 2" wide, iron in half, then iron the edges in to the centre to hide them (like bias-binding) I didn't have enough fabric for that, so made do.

I did a 'corded gather' over crochet thread (strong but thin) to make life easier: http://www.ehow.com/how_7699700_sewing-instructions-gathering-elastic-cord.html or http://thecordeliafiles.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-gather-over-cord-finishing-t.html. If I did it again, I'd probably use six equal lengths for the third tier, because evenly gathering 48 yards of fabric on one cord takes a while!

For the top tier, I used one layer of dress net/bridal tulle (for body) and one layer of satin (for pretty). I used ribbon to make the casing for the elastic, because I ran out of patience for turning over the fabric. I also cut out my circle skirt, then sliced through one side to make a seam, because I thought it would be easier to attach the ribbon. I'm not sure it actually made any difference.

At a rough estimate, I'd say it took about 11 hours to make.
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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2011 07:56:43 PM »

I've got a question!  Smiley 

Perhaps I've missed something, but why do you fold the ribbon in half and then sew it over the seams? Why not just use ribbon that's half the width?

Fantastic tutorial, by the way - I found that pattern on my own as well but your diagram helps SO MUCH!
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2011 08:14:03 PM »

I guess if you use the same ribbon for the whole thing it solves any colour matching problems, or if you've bought an entire reel of inch-wide stuff you might have extra left over. I don't see why you couldn't use 1/2" ribbon instead, though.
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2011 09:12:28 PM »

Aha! Upon further investigation I've figured it out - I was forgetting the fact that you're folding your ribbon over that first tier, which would explain why you fold the rest of it - so it's all the same width.

Thanks!
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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2011 12:25:25 AM »

I've had that site bookmarked for ages. I have all my tulle and binding, I just need to get around to all the ruffling. Thanks for the fleshed out tutorial, it's nice to know someone has gone before me. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2012 05:16:31 PM »

Hey everyone, I've received 2 emails via my website from people looking for the tutorial, as it seems to have disappeared from Craftster's image hosting. I've compiled it into a 4 page PDF, which you can download by clicking this link: http://www.rockinbdesign.com/graphics/petticoattutorial.pdf
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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2012 12:04:44 PM »

Thank you for putting this together and for posting the link to the pdf.
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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2013 09:27:23 AM »

When I saw the pictures were no longer visible I was sad but figured I'd check the comments in case someone asked about that and you answer. So glad I did. Thank you for posting the PDF link. I'm a visual learner and my brain pictured the original instructions in 2 different ways and I wasn't sure which was right. This helps so much. Thank you again. Grin
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