"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion." Francis Bacon
Monday, June 28, 2010
Pretty pretty petticoat
Simplicity 5006 is out of print I believe, but I scooped it up mega cheap on eBay for 3 bucks! It's a great petticoat pattern, very simple and straight forward perfect for my very first petticoat! I got all my materials on sale at Joann's. Originally I was going to buy tulle, but when I saw it in the store I realized it wasn't anywhere near stiff enough to make my dresses fluffy like I wanted. I found white netting that was perfect, then I also found petticoat netting. I'm not sure what the difference is between the two but I figured I was safe buying the petticoat netting.
I also didn't know what kind of fabric to use for the waist band part, I ended up buying half a yard of white lining for clothes. It was the thinnest, slipperiest material I could find other than costume or dress satin. This is the finished petticoat. I ended up taking about eight inches off the bottom because I'm 5'5" and my dresses are on the shorter side of vintage. I added ribbon around the hem at the bottom and the waist band, along with a thin pale blue bow and a little pale blue rose sewn on the front. I think it makes it darling and more personalized.
There's a close up of the ribbon, bow and rose. Simplicity 5006 is a great pattern if you want fullness but not fluff. Since I like exaggerated fluff I'm going to add an extra layer of netting to the skirt next time. I'm thinkin sparkly red would be awesome!