PETTICOAT SEW ALONG /UNDERPETTICOAT HACK

Petticoat was the common term used for what we would call a skirt today! There were underpetticoats (like a half slip) and fashion petticoats. They were worn under gowns or as separate garments with a jacket or other upper garment. They were made of wool, linen, silk, cotton and some blends. This is a great project for your first 18th century garment with easy stitches and fit.

Using our Petticoat Sew Along along with this Underpetticoat Hack you can create a simple underpetticoat to complete your undergarment collection.

Underpetticoat Hack coming to our YouTube Channel of Friday, June 4th at 10am.

 

PETTICOAT SUPPLIES NEEDED:
  • FABRIC
    • LINEN SOLIDS
    • LINEN STRIPES
    • WOOL "STUFF"
    • YARDAGE: This includes 1-2 inches for hemming
      • Petite (4' - 10" to 5' - 2")      2 1/4 yards
      • Average (5' - 2" to 5' - 7")    2 1/2 yards
      • Tall (5' - 8" to 6' - 0")           2 3/4 yards
  • TAPE - 3/4 inch wide Linen or Cotton Tape
    To figure the yardage you will need, wrap a ribbon or string around your waist and tie it in a bow leaving tails about 6 inches long.  Take it off and measure it. Double the measurement and round off to the next yard if it is a fraction. This is how much tape you should order.  
  • THREAD
  • Beeswax for thread
  • Needles 
  • Scissors
  • Thimble
    UNDERPETTICOAT SUPPLIES NEEDED: 
    • 2.5 yds of medium weight linen or worsted wool, usually white.
    • 3/4" or 1" wide cotton or linen tape. Enough to tie around your waist once.
    • 35/2 or 50/3 Linen Thread
    • Beeswax
    • Needles
    • Scissors
    • Thimble