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kayrosie | Posted in General Discussion on

Hello, Can anybody tell me if Crinoline is the type of material I need to put on the underslip to make it stand out on a Flowers Girl Dress. I used netting and I don’t like it.  Somebody told me to get crinoline and I found it at Joanns and Hancocks on line.  Is this what I would want to use.



  1. meg54 | | #1

    Yes, I have used the crinoline in the past for flower girl dresses so the underskirt stands out.  Netting is too flimsy and does not hold up at all.  I don't know if you can still find this fabric but possible check at http://www.fabric.com .  Their customer service  dept. is quite good and they may find the crinoline for you.

    1. kayrosie | | #2

      I found the crinilion at Joann Fabrics. I happened to ask at the counter and they had it back by the cutting counter on a big roll. I was excited. I am going to take off the net and put some of this on and see how it works. Thanks for your advise.


      Have you ever used a gathering foot and do you like it.  I have one and I can't seem to get mine to work right or I am doing something wrong. 

      1. meg54 | | #3

        Hi Kayrosie,

        I am glad you found the fabric at Joann's fabric store.  I wish we had one in our town but alas only limited fabric at only one store here.  I usually buy all of my material on-line or drive 50 miles to the nearest Joann. 

        I do have a gathering foot and it has NEVER worked properly so I have just done it with a regular foot on the largest stitch (really old school).  I need a new machine and am looking around  checking various sites!

        Happy sewing!


  2. Pansy | | #4

    I believe a crinoline is a garment, not a fabric.  Check out bridal patterns and see what type of fabric they recommend.  And I think that horsehair braid thing is probably part of the trick.

    1. suesew | | #5

      We used to call those scratchy slips we wore in the fifties "crinolines" but that was because they were made out of crinoline. It is a fabric.

    2. liselaure | | #6

      The word "crinoline" comes from Italian. The first part "crino" means horsehair, the second one linen. In French the word is exactly the same as in English and means both the fabric and the garment characterized by its flexible steel circles.


      1. kayrosie | | #7

        I am going to attempt to put a part of it on the slip today.  I want to see if makes the dress stand out more. I am thinking it will. It is very stiff. 

        1. kayrosie | | #8

          Attaching some pic. for you to see.

          Okay trhrew in a pic. of the purses I make too


          1. ctirish | | #9

            It is beautiful.... I love the color....

          2. kayrosie | | #10

            I love the color of this one too, and she calls this her Cinderella dress. She is going to wear this one for Halloween and the real flower girl dress which I am making two.  One of the brides niece and one for the grooms niece and they are both five but both different. One is little and petite and the other is a bigger. It will be interesting. I am making another play one for the other little girl because I am afraid I am going to have trouble fitting her.  So hope to do that this week and then I am going to make muslin ones for everybody else in the wedding party to see if they will fit.  I am ready to get working on them.  I am excited.


          3. mygaley | | #11

            That certainly looks like a dress for a real princess. The tulle gives the blue a very dreamy quality. Also love your plaid fringed purse. Galey

          4. kayrosie | | #12

            Thank you.  I sold alot of those purses.  I need tomake a couple more now. One for sisterinlaw.  She wants a fall one. Nice size to just take with you to church or somewhere. 

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