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
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-
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!!