Today, I made a "plain" petticoat to go over the corded petticoat for my 1830s outfit. During my research on corded petticoats, I read a wonderful article from Jennifer Rosbrugh titled: The Amazing Look of a Corded Petticoat. She made a "plain" petticoat that she wore over her corded petticoats and the look was incredibly beautiful! I decided that I needed one as well! This was quite possibly the easiest garment I have EVER made! It was weird. Or at least it was after I sorted some things out...
Here is the story in a nutshell. I had purchased some thin white muslin to line my 1916 Suit-A-Long outfit and thought that since I needed to make the plain petti now, I would go ahead and use it. Sooooo, I washed it to pre-shrink it and when I got it out of the washing machine, there were a bazillion little lint pills AAAALLLLLLLLL over it! Right then! I will put it in the dryer and the lint pills will come off!! Right? WRONG!! Oooooo-K. Well, then. Let's get a razor blade out and shave our muslin! Sounds reasonable. I spent over an hour shaving the pills off and took it up to iron it. After the first swipe of my hot iron, I decided that the muslin was waaaay too thin for the look I wanted for the plain petti (which is more than likely why I got it to line the Sew-A-Long suit). So, I cut off a section of the 120" wide muslin I purchased this weekend and threw it in the washing machine. During the washing and drying cycle, I re-hemmed the "quilted" petticoat that I made last year so that it would fit better under the corded petti.
|First Petticoat: Faux quilted petticoat. I scored these fun flats at a thrift store! They had never been worn! Huzzah!|
|Second Petticoat: The corded petti of craziness!|
|Third Petticoat: Deep hemmed plain petti|
|Emma all dressed up in her undies! Laaaaaaaa!!!|
For the plain petticoat Jennifer suggested using 3 panels of 45" or 2 panels of 45" with an extra panel of 22". I had purchased some 120" wide muslin so just used that. I French seamed the back seam and put in a deep hem. I don't know why I did the hem deep...I just thought it would look cool!
Tomorrow I tackle the skirt for the dress. I can't wait to get started on the actual dress! Laaaaaaa!
Be Blessed my friends!