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Petticoat Tutorial

Oops! I posted this without the pics for the tutorial!! Sorry e-mail followers! My brain is taking a little break again…. If you see it, send it home, please! It’s sorely missed!

This was so much easier than I thought it was going to be. LOL I think I was a little intimidated by the tulle. 😉

This is what I used-

Part of 1 white sheet

3yds of tulle

1″ elastic

Step 1- Measure your waist and add about 5″

Step 2- Cut (if you are using a sheet, make sure to cut it so you won’t have to hem;)) I cut my length at about 20″ I have VERY short legs and I wanted the petticoat to hit just below the knee.

Step 3- Fold your tulle over 4 times so that you end up with a long piece about 8″ in width

Step 4- Run a gathering stitch across the top of the tulle so that there are no opening except the sides

Step 5- Pin tulle to the right side of the petticoat adjusting gathers as needed. Zig-zag tulle to the fabric


Once again, remove the cat… I told you she does this EVERY time!!!!!!

Step 6- With right sides together stitch up the side seam

Step 7- With right sides still together fold over about 2 ” from the top for your elastic casing.

Step 8- Sew elastic casing making sure to leave opening for the elastic.

Step 10- Measure elastic to your waist measurement (most people say to add a bit for seam allowance but I find that it makes the elastic too loose)

Step 11- Pin a large safety pin to both ends of the elastic and thread through the elastic casing making sure to hold BOTH safety pins securely.

Step 12 – Sew the ends of the elastic together

Step 13- Sew the opening in the elastic casing closed

Step 14- Turn right side out and fluff the tulle!

All done!! 🙂 I can’t wait to see how this looks under the Retro Butterick ’56!! And the New Look 6824 that I made into a blouse and skirt! 🙂 I might have to take some pics tomorrow to show you!

I already have the pattern cut for my next project! I’ll be making this for c1-

McCall’s M6544


I’ll be making the view that the girl is wearing only in yellow gingham with eyelet ruffles!!! I can’t wait!! 🙂

Then the NEXT project will be McCall’s M5135


Can you see the eyelet making a come back for that one, too?? LOL

Oh!! And somewhere in there I want to make purses for d and me and PJs for c2!!!! LOL Sooooo much to do, so little time!!! 😉

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!!

What a Hoot Pics and Today’s Project

So here are a couple of pics of me actually wearing What a Hoot. LOL

D took the pics for me. 😉


Today I am going to try making a petticoat. With all of these vintage patterns I have I think I’m going to need one. So stick around! I will be sure to post a tutorial when I am all done! 🙂

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