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Topic: 'Cause everybody needs a petticoat! (+ tutorial)  (Read 24523 times)
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« on: February 10, 2005 03:55:00 AM »

"I feel pretty.. oh so pretty..."

1 60" x 60" square of cloth cut from an old sheet
Black rit dye & dyeing accoutrements
Old red t-shirt
4-6 yds red net, 60" wide
3-4 yds each red and black lace
4/8" non-roll elastic
This tutorial: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12439.0

First I took my old bedsheet and cut a sqare out of it, then dyed it with Rit dye until it was black (it started out white).  Then I followed the aforementioned tutorial to make the basic "skirt" using the sheet material and part of an old t-shirt.  Then I cut my net in half lengthwise, and folded it over twice.  After this I gathered and pinned it to the skirt, using a "pinch and fold" technique with about half an inch of fabric at a time all the way around. 

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When I would run out of net, I would take a new piece and start again, overlapping it slightly with the old one.  I sewed it all down with a tight zigzag stitch.  Then I hemmed the skirt, and added lace trim just above the ruffles and the hem.  The waistband is just a casing over the elastic, which means you basically sew a tube with the elastic inside and scrunch up the extra fabric.  The elastic should fit around your waist/hips when slightly stretched.
Yay!  I'm going to wear it under all kinds of skirts, and even by itself.  Everybody should have a petticoat.  It's hard to feel sad when you're wearing something that froofy.

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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2005 04:10:36 AM »

that petticoat is amazing Shocked Shocked i've been practicing making them and your's looks so gorgeous and yeah that's how i've been doing mine except the whole thing usually is netting.. i'm going to definitely try your way.

« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2005 05:07:37 AM »

very cute! the lace is a very nice touch.

« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2005 05:15:52 AM »

Have you got a picture of it laying flat? not flat, but without you holding it up I mean. I'd just like to see how it sits, it's lovely by the way.

« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2005 07:09:35 AM »

This is simply beautiful and so fun!

« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2005 09:13:14 AM »

That's gorgeous; i really like it too
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2005 09:58:54 AM »

i have reached the same conclusion concerning petticoats;)
hey, even the cats love it!! nice work!

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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2005 10:09:18 AM »

Very pretty!  I especially love it with that shirt!
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2005 12:44:20 PM »

I love that shirt! I have a long sleeved tee with the same statement and a button.  Smiley
Love the petticoat too, great job!
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2005 02:27:22 PM »

Amazing! It's so cute  Cheesy Great job on it! (and everybody DOES need a petticoat!)
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