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!
My dress mannequin would collapse under all those petticoats, but I see your's must be made of sterner stuffReplyDelete
Well, I don't know if she is sterner, but I have put a lot of weight on her in the past and she has born it wonderfully!Delete
It's making stuff like plain pettis that I seem to never do. Your set is most lovely!!!ReplyDelete
Well, this is the first time I have done anything "plain"...and it was quite refreshing! Thank you for your lovely compliment! I love pretty white underthings!Delete
Exciting that things are progressing! It's nice to have quick and easy projects, too, sometimes.ReplyDelete
Hi Quinn! Yes, I am quite happy that things are moving along nicely...I am having some issues with the bodice of the dress...I had to sleep on what I had completed so far, but this morning things looked better!Delete
Hi Gina! You're such an inspiration to me and I love seeing your projects!!! I just wanted to let you know I've nominated you for the Liebster Award. I would love for you to accept it but I understand if you don't want to :) The details are on my blog here http://cherishingmyrole.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-liebster-awardor-two.htmlReplyDelete
What a wonderful compliment you have paid me! Thank you so much! I would be honored to accept your nomination!