Petticoat Tutorial

When shopping at thrift stores, one must have an eye towards creativity. Take, for instance, this size 3X cream linen skirt:

I thought instantly, “Petticoat!”

Here is how it is done:

1.) It had a zipper and button. Pop off the button and save.

2.) Ditto, with zipper.

3.) Cut off the waistband and elasticated back. You may need to whack off more length here to make it fit your skirt.

4.) Serge cut edge (or zig-zag or just fold n’ press) to make a new elastic casing.

5.) Stitch down casing, leaving a couple inches of open space to insert elastic. Stitch together ends of elastic and then close up the gap.

And you’ve got a petticoat! Just look at the lace insertion and ruffle.

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6 Responses to “Petticoat Tutorial”


  1. 1 marty March 28, 2010 at 6:52 am

    How cute! You did a really good job. Have yet to get ahold of a petticoat myself.

  2. 2 Michelle Therese March 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I love petticoats! I’m wearing one right now 🙂 There’s something about multiple layers of skirts that make you feel so swishy and lady-like!

  3. 3 Kristie April 6, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    awesome! I am hoping I can start thinking outside the box and get creative like that! lol. I am thinking of turning one of my oldest daughter’s shirts into a skirt for my youngest, since its torn (and not so modest as a shirt)

  4. 4 kristinsdottir April 6, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Alana! Christ is risen!

    Did you get baptized last week???

    Many years!!!

  5. 5 kristinsdottir April 6, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Ohfergoodnessake … why did I call you ALANA?

    Oy.

    🙂

    • 6 Anna April 8, 2010 at 6:45 am

      That’s ok….:-) Close.

      No, not last week…though we are still working towards it. I will let you know when we’ve got a date.


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