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Topic: 1960's "New Idea"--Inflatable Petticoat  (Read 11094 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2008 07:47:59 AM »

can someone say bicycle tube?

I was thinking the same thing, unfortunately they only come in black!
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2008 04:23:51 AM »

yea but i bet you could make a sleve for it, you couldn't very well sew it to anything anyway. but i've been thinking, a bike tube is great for a little girl but what about us big girls? a bike tube maybe wouldn't cut it for circumference.
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2008 08:58:15 AM »

i thought about a tire tube as well but they are actually quite fragrant so i discarded the idea. if you could find a way to sew a casing out of something that would keep that awful rubbery smell from wafting out it could be just the thing. and of course bike tires come in a multitude of sizes so finding just the right one would be easy.

but you'd have to leave a space for the nozzle to stick out of. and you'd have to have a bike pump to inflate your skirt too. heh.
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2008 03:08:40 AM »

I used to make "tutus" out of pool innertubes that would just fit over my hips when I was swimming ... as a kid. Yes. As a kid. Not at all last summer.  Roll Eyes
But maybe someone could modify one of those to make it skinnier. Perhaps some kind of heat gun to bond the edges together?
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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2008 02:23:28 PM »

That is so cool. My daughter has all kinds of dress up clothes. A couple have this annoying plastic hoop at the bottom, that always gets in my way when I'm, tring to put them away. This would be a neat alternative, but then I would forever and always be inflating/deflating her dress up clothes.
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« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2008 11:34:37 AM »

that is a

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great idea!!

i want one!

my petticoat is from childrens h&m  *blushes*
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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2009 11:15:54 AM »

That is just the greatest thing ever. I want one!
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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2009 10:09:54 AM »

I HAD one of these and I just LOVED the way my dresses stood out when I wore it!
I would spin and spin...
Spinning... dizzy.... hmmm... could explain a lot.

Thanx for sharing and stirring up my memories!
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2009 12:19:50 PM »

This is awesome!
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« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2011 10:10:10 AM »

I know this is an old posting but I am from that generation.  One thing to consider on these was sitting down.  When you sit the skirt goes up.  Not good, lol!
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