how to make a petticoat?
this way of making is only for petticoats till 60cm.~_^ if you like to make a longer one, than you'll have to do it differtend.
(white fabric is is a real petticoat and the colored one is just an example on scale 1:2)
width of the fabrics 1m40 or 1m50 wide.
1. measure the length of your (full circle)skirt (example: 40cm)
2. divide that by 4 (example: 40cm : 4 = 10cm)
3. than add 2 cm for hem and seams (example: 10cm + 2cm = 12cm) => that
will be the height for the lengths of fabric to cut.
4. cut those pieces:
* length 1 = 1 time the width of the fabric.
* length 2 = 2 times the width of the fabric.
* length 3 = 4 times the width of the fabric.
* length 4 = 8 times the width of the fabric.
the cut lengths of fabric, ready to make 1 layer
for your petticoat.

5. we can put everything together now.
6. cut the elastic (is quite wide with a frill on the bottomside, special
for this) to size and make it as a ring.
7. make all the lengths of fabric as a ring, by sewing the short side
together.
the lengths of fabric are rings now.

8. make, at the bottom of ring 4 a rollhem, with or without fishingthreat for extra flair.
bottomside of the largest ring with a rollhem.
(without fishingthreat)

(with fishingthreat)

9. if the fabric fray, overlock (or zigzag) the rest of the edges, so everything is nicely finished.
nicely finished edges.

10. sew a lose treat on to topside from rings 2, 3 & 4 for gathering the fabric.
gatheringthreat is in place, ready to put the
lengths together.

11. now we are going to put the rings together, starting at ring 4 to ring 3.
rings 4 & 3 are pinned together.

rings 4 & 3 are been sewn together.

rings 4 & 3 are together.

12. ring 3 to ring 2 & ring 2 to ring 1.



rings 3 & 2 are pinned together.

rings 3 & 2 are been sewn together.

rings 3 & 2 are together.




rings 2 & 1 are pinned together.

rings 2 & 1 are been sewn together.

rings 2 & 1 are together.

13. now that the first layer is finished, you van repeat it another time
or even 2 times for a very wide petticoat.
14. when al the layers are finished, you can sew them, one by one, to the
elastic.


elastic is pinned.


first layer is attached to the elastic.



second layer is done and sewn to the elastic.


a petticoat.from 3 layers

15. now your petticoat is done.