Bottoms Up Winner - Erica of Recycled Fashion

Petticoat from a thrifted slip and cushion cover by Erica of Recycled Fashion

Petticoats give volume and interest to otherwise ordinary skirts. I've made my own petticoat, using a slip and a frilly cushion cover purchased from the op shop. Slip $2, the cushion cover was sitting in a bag out the back of the op shop, deemed as unsellable. I gave the op shop 50c for it!




First up, I cut the slip to an appropriate skirt shape, there are two pieces of fabric here..
 
I cut the cushion cover into strips, leaving the frilly bit for the bottom hem. I serged (overlocked) the edges of all strips to prevent fray.
 
I did not have enough strips to completely fill the skirt, but that's Ok because only the bottom 1/4 is seen.


Included elastic band casing at the top, and serged (overlocked) each side of the skirt together..


Petticoat worn under skirt, notice how it goes volume?
 

And if gallivanting around!

Here's what you see..
 
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