Pink Petticoat

Often I will line the bodice of a dress but the skirt is left unlined. This is usually OK but when the skirt is very full e.g. the Maryon full circle skirted dress, I feel that a waist slip also with full skirt would be appropriate.

Using some pretty Pink viscose voile purchased from www.thefabricroom a couple of years ago, I drafted a waist slip based on the measurements that I use for the ruffled skirt of Myosotis #2. The main part measures 80 inches wide x 24 inches long, the ruffle was first cut as 3 x width of fabric = 180 inches x 10 inches long. I had some lovely Dark Pink Broderie Anglaise trim in my stash and first task was to attach this to the hemline of the ruffle. Next I used the differential feed on my overlocker to gather the top edge of the ruffle before attaching to the main part, again using a French seam.

Finally I turned over 1 inch and then another inch before stitching the casing for the elastic. I stitched 1/8th inch from the top fold so that the elastic would not twist inside the casing. Using some 5/8th wide elastic from my stash I completed the waist and checked the length of the finished petticoat. Just right!

Pink Petticoat in Viscose Voile

Project #34 completed 19th July 2022