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.
- 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.
Beeswax for thread
- 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