Astar's Craft: Full Circle Frilled/Layered Petticoat
How to Make a Full Circle Frilled/Layered Petticoat
+ accessories for outfit
+ contrasting tie for waist
If you have been following our 'how to make an inexpensive ball frock', then you might be interested in today's project. The reason vintage frocks always looked full, was because of the layered petticoat.
Things to gather
Simplicity pattern 5006 - which is a lingerie pattern and the one I used in my challenge to make Kate Middleton's wedding frock
For view 'D' you will need lining or similar fabric - around 5 meters + the same in tulle
1" wide elastic - sufficient length to go around your waist
NOTE as a general rule the petticoat finished length should be a good inch above finished length of skirt.
AND THE more layers of tulle, the fuller the petticoat will become
Establish this length before cutting from pattern pieces 16,17,18
From lining fabric or similar cut
3 of pattern piece 16,
Cut 6 of 17
Cut 2 of 18 all on the fold of fabric
AND for the top tulle layer necessary to further puff petticoat out,
Cut the same as indicated above
Stitch yoke front to yoke back at side seams
press over about 1 1/2 on upper edge to inside, forming casing. Press under 6mm on raw edge.
Stitch close to lower edge of casing, leaving an opening to insert elastic.
Cut a piece of elastic to fit waist + 1 inch.
Insert elastic through casing using a safety pin.
Overlap ends and hold with a safety pin. Try on garment and adjust to fit.
Stitch ends of elastic together securely.
Stitch opening closed.
Distribute fullness at waist evenly.
At base of yoke, mark centre front, back and both sides
With right sides together, stitch the three upper tier sections together, matching notches.
With right sides together, stitch six lower tier sections together along notched edges.
Use a marker pen to mark centre front, back and sides.
Select the longest running stitch on machine, then gather upper edge of upper tier then repeat on bottom tiers...
+ on all tulle layers.
Pull up threads up and ease each layer of tiers to fit with marks at centre front, back and both sides.
Once the base petticoat has been completed, simply stitch tulle tiers down on top of base
To finish hem bottom edges or trim with lace or ribbon.
For the tie band for waist
You will need in a matching but texturally contrasting colour about a meter of fabric.
Take your waist measurement and multiply by 3 or even 4 times.
Cut this fabric to selected length and 20cm depth.
Fold fabric right sides together.
Pin down both ends and across length leaving an opening big enough to push fabric right sides out.
Clip corners, and then use a knitting needle to push out ends to make neat.
Stitch opening closed.
(Broadcast 12 July 2012)