ruffles

This is a very important part of the petticoat making process, which I like to call the twirl test.  I think it passed. 

I’m not thrilled with how this turned out because my measurements didn’t quite line up and I used a cheap netting from joanns so it has a habit of deflating. But it’s comfortable and fun to wear! Very lightweight and great for spinning. 

This will be worn underneath a short Cinderella inspired dress. It’s made from six layers of netting with organza and lamé ruffles. 

I wrote a super long blog post about making it, which is posted here

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Monthly Blog Post for AHEAD OF THE CURVE

This month’s Ahead of the Curve theme is A Borrowed Decade.  While out thrifting last week I came across a vintage blouse from the 80’s that was crafted with a 70’s inspiration. It’s totally not my typical style but something about it was calling out to me, and it was perfect for this month’s theme. I’m not the type of girl to pick up pink clothing, in fact I’m not sure I even own another pink top, but the ruffles! Oh how I love ruffles! I’m still trying to adjust to my lighter hair color, and with that comes some wardrobe color changes as well, so I figured what the heck? Let’s do this! So now I own a pink blouse. I have to be honest, not a lot of thought went into this look. Sometimes I just start with hair and makeup, work my way to the clothing, and just run with it. There are things I love about this look such as my new blouse and hair, However, there are things I would change up next time. I am not totally loving the skirt I picked from my closet to wear, it’s just something I’ve had kicking around for two years that I though fit the bill. I was going for an early 70’s hippie vibe, but in hindsight I should have gone with the black, three-tiered ruffle skirt I own for more of an 80’s look. Looking at the photos after they were taken I could see a hint of Jem and the Holograms and I regret not seeing it sooner and running with it. Guess this look will just have to be the lovechild of Janis Joplin and Jem… trippy! 


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Well my Cinderella petticoat is coming along great! I don’t have anywhere to put the ruffles in progress so they have gotten pinned onto my still unfinished dress form. 

I must say that ruffled covered dress forms are a fantastic addition to any room and a real statement piece. Everyone should have one.

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The ruffly petticoat begins! It doesn’t look like much now, but there are five more layers that will get piled over these. This petticoat will not be lacking in volume when it’s finished!

I used some shantung I had and two pieces of hooping wire to create a base that is flat in the front but provides volume to the back. Even though each tulle layer is built have this shape, the hoop will help keep everything hanging in the right direction.

It’s very short so the hoop will not be seen! You will just see layer upon layers of ruffles underneath the skirt. Each ruffle layer is longer than the last and i’m aiming for kneeish length.