Vintage Sewing

Operation Petticoat

August 1, 2009

Lately I’m a little bit obsessed with (vintage) slips and petticoats. I own a few thrifted 1950s petticoats but neither was right for most of my (vintage) dresses.
So I was looking online for a red or a black petticoat to wear with my dresses. But everything I found online was too long, too scratchy, too wide or too expensive for me.

That’s why I decided to sew a petticoat myself.

I only used:

1 yard of (cheap) 60” fabric
1 yard of tulle fabric
1 nylon half slip in the color of your fabric

Costs: About 20 USD (with the shipping costs for the fabric to Switzerland)

You can find a tutorial for the petticoat and more pictures of the finished petticoat here.

  1. Welcome back from your vacation – that looks fantastic! I recently had to give in and buy a crinoline pattern to figure this out.

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