Simplicity 3501 »
InstructionsI used a separate pattern to make the little jacket (alas, I can't find the pattern right now!), and I used a basic 6-gore skirt pattern as the base for the petticoat. To add volume to the petticoat, I gathered several yards of crinoline and sewed one layer on at about my knees, and then added another layer half-way between my knees and the ground to give it extra poof. I then added 2 layers of ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Retro / Vintage, Romantic
Satin, tulle, chiffon, crinoline, ribbon.
What was your inspiration?
I really wanted a wedding dress with a pink petticoat. I wanted a way for the petticoat to show with the dress, so I scooped the hem of the dress up in the front to show off some color.
What are you most proud of?
I think the dress fits really well. I made a muslin and spent my time fitting the dress. I also love the petticoat, and that the dress was one-of-a-kind!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Give yourself time to work on the project, and if you have a vision of what you want to make, go for it!