The Fluff on Petticoats

By on November 7, 2012
From Country Petticoats

Hello everyone! This is my first post here at Sew Retro. I’ve been lurking about, learning and watching, trying to soak up enough knowledge to take the plunge, and sew some things myself.

Not only am I new to sewing clothes, I’m also new to wearing vintage and had a few questions concerning petticoats. Maybe I’m over thinking things here, but the whole petticoat thing has got me in a fluff! I mean we’ve got the really poofy, the little bit ruffly, and the lacy then… … … there’s crinolines! (Is there a difference?) Essentially, a petticoat is a slip meant to give a dress/skirt volume right? Or is there more to it?

What is what in this mountain of floof? What should a girl look for buying or making her first petticoat? (I’m leaning more toward buying right now.) How can I get educated on these mysterious underthings and not slip up. If you could point me in the right direction I sure would appreciate it.

From Crow202 site

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