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19 March 2009 @ 11:32 am
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Wow, over a year and no posts. >_<

Moving on. I need a crinoline/petticoat for a dress. I'm no stranger to a sewing machine, but I can't make things without some sort of pattern. I'm plus sized so I can't find a paper pattern that works for me. All the tutorials online kind of freak me out.

My question is: Should I attempt to make a petticoat, or just say f'it and buy one? I rarely need one, but I would like to have 2-3 in different colors. If I bought them I'd be spending over $100 for all three.

Suggestions?

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Crissy: Sarah smilesunseenli on March 19th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
I don't sew, but I'm very good at jury-rigging stuff. Why do you need petticoats in different colors? If it's just because you don't want it to show through a skirt (kind of like choosing a like-colored bra) I'd say buy/make a white petticoat, and then make 2-3 different colored sheaths to wear over it. If it's because the petticoat might/is supposed to show a bit beneath the hem of whatever you're wearing over it, is there a way you could make one white petticoat, and then have the bottom layer of ruffles (the only part that would really show) be detachable, and then have different colored ruffles you could switch out?
Morgan Skyemorganskye on March 19th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
It's a little of both actually. ^_^ I like the multi-colored look from wearing two petticoats, but I also don't want it to show through the dress fabric.
As for making parts of it detachable...I'm sure it's possible. My only concern is the added weight from buttons/zippers/whatever. You want a petti to be as light as possible. However, it's still a possibility...
Crissy: I'll Show You Daintysunseenli on March 26th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
As for making parts of it detachable...I'm sure it's possible. My only concern is the added weight from buttons/zippers/whatever. You want a petti to be as light as possible. However, it's still a possibility...

Velcro? You could probably sew in thin strips of Velcro that really hold (seriously, you know how sometimes just one "hook" of the Velcro is enough to hold something light up?) without adding too much to the weight. Something to think about, maybe, anyway.
Morgan Skyemorganskye on March 26th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
It's not a bad thought. I'll have to keep it in mind. thanks!