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What lies beneath... / Re: 1950s Petticoat
« on: January 01, 2018, 18:21:06 PM »
I got noticed doing a twirl in mine!  A few years back I cleared a table of everything it had on it, including glasses, when I swung around.  They’re very full.  Stitchitgirl good luck with yours, we need to see it when it is finished!

Thank you!
I will be sure to keep you updated.

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What lies beneath... / Re: 1950s Petticoat
« on: January 01, 2018, 18:20:04 PM »
They look like this: 

She charges about £100 each but the Exeter uni students and occasional brides still keep coming!

They’re beautiful!

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What lies beneath... / Re: 1950s Petticoat
« on: January 01, 2018, 18:19:28 PM »
And don't do what my grandmother told me she did in the 1950s, to give her petticoat more body and stiffness she soaked it in a sugar and water solution and then spent the afternoon at a picnic running away from wasps.

Haha that’s a great story  0_0

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What lies beneath... / Re: 1950s Petticoat
« on: January 01, 2018, 15:02:41 PM »
My mother makes 1950s big and pouffy petticoats, I've got a few, one of which is in contrast colours too.  Not a piece of netting to be seen.  She is away at the moment, I'd seen your post and was going to ask her when she got back how she made them but I see you have a pattern now.  When she rang I did ask her how much fabric they take, and apparently she uses 36 metres of soft tulle each.  :o

Thank you!
Wow that’s a lot of fabric, I’m not planning on using that much but I’m thinking of using tulle.

Stitchitgirl

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What lies beneath... / Re: 1950s Petticoat
« on: January 01, 2018, 13:16:07 PM »
I would personally use chiffon rather than tulle, which can be a bit scratchy unless you extend the yoke and make it a lining. Here are some instructions I have used in the past.  http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/the-50s-petticoat
This is a nice quality Chiffon in lots of different colours https://www.minervacrafts.com/shop/fabric/bridal-fabrics/th-cg-m-plain-chiffon-dress-fabric?colour=Black

I am planning to use this pattern with the tulle and add a lining. As you have made it before how much lining fabric would you suggest I need?

Thank you

Stitchitgirl

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What lies beneath... / Re: 1950s Petticoat
« on: January 01, 2018, 12:29:34 PM »
I'd make a base petticoat in lining fabric, and add layers of net to get the foof required.  You can be fancy schmancy and ribbon- or lace-edge all the layers, but if you want volume, use net

Thank you. I think I’m going to make a white net petticoat with a lining then use red satin ribbon on the hem to match the colour of the dress.

Stitchitgirl

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What lies beneath... / Re: 1950s Petticoat
« on: January 01, 2018, 02:17:51 AM »
I would personally use chiffon rather than tulle, which can be a bit scratchy unless you extend the yoke and make it a lining. Here are some instructions I have used in the past.  http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/the-50s-petticoat
This is a nice quality Chiffon in lots of different colours https://www.minervacrafts.com/shop/fabric/bridal-fabrics/th-cg-m-plain-chiffon-dress-fabric?colour=Black

Thank you for your suggestion. Does the chiffon give the fullness required for a 1950s look?

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What lies beneath... / Re: 1950s Petticoat
« on: December 31, 2017, 17:37:38 PM »
Welcome Stitchitgirl.  If you really want to make it there are lots of different ways.  Some very simple where you just gather it all up and use an elasticated waist.  That can get a bit bulky. This pattern from Simplicity uses a fitted yoke and would be comfier.
https://www.simplicitynewlook.com/8456

Thank you.

That pattern looks good. Have you used it yourself?

Stitchitgirl

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What lies beneath... / Re: 1950s Petticoat
« on: December 31, 2017, 17:36:03 PM »
Hi Sewingj,

Thank you for the reply. I was hoping to make one myself so that I would have the experience of doing so but thank you for the suggestion.

Stitchitgirl

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What lies beneath... / Re: 1950s Petticoat
« on: December 31, 2017, 17:34:23 PM »
Thank you Ploshkin.

I wasn’t sure of the best place to post and might post this again in one of those sections.

 :D Stitchitgirl

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What lies beneath... / 1950s Petticoat
« on: December 29, 2017, 11:52:14 AM »
Hello,

This is my first post on here and I’m really hoping to find an answer! I’m currently planning out a prom dress that I will be making which is going to be a 1950s full skirt halter neck dress. After looking around at how to make a 1950s petticoat I have found there are so many different ways of doing it and I would like to know if anyone has a tried and tested pattern? I am wanting to use tulle so it will have movement when she dances.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Stitchitgirl

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