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cherrymel | Posted in Patterns on

anyone have a pattern to make a petticoat/crinoline for a gown to make it pouf out a bit?


  1. Cherrypops | | #1

    There is this one for sale on Ebay.


    There are many more on Ebay, I found just by typing crinoline pattern. checked 'worldwide' and 'all items including store inventory' for all available.

    Using the advanced search function on this site type crinoline in and you will find lots of tips, materials used and photos too given by past and current members.

    :) CherryP

    Edited 2/17/2007 3:01 am by Cherrypops

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    TwilaTee | | #2

    I made the hoop skirt pattern mentioned above. You can see it in my profile. It was NOT easy to make. It requires hoop steel and a lot of heavy sighing, and maybe even some bad words, to get it right! I got my hoop steel from http://www.farthingales.on.ca/ She has really great instructions on her site, and if you email her she'll answer any questions that you might have. I have a feeling that a Civil War Era hoop skirt is NOT what you were thinking about. For Halloween last year I dress up as I LOVE Lucy. I had a vintage 50's dress pattern that I made up with purple seersucker. I went to the GOODWILL and bought a bridal petticoat, took it home, cut off the top waist band, shortened it to the length that I needed and added a new draw string waist band. If that doesn't appeal to you. Try this pattern http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Sewing-Pattern-Simplicity-5006-Wedding-Lingerie_W0QQitemZ290082308377QQcmdZViewItem Here are some pictures of last years I LOVE Lucy and Good Luck!

    1. Josefly | | #3

      What a nice job -- it's nice that dresses seem to be back in style; yours is precious, and though you wore it for a costume surely you will wear it otherwise, too. I love the tiny trim on the edges of the sleeves and the neckline - is that rickrack? Good work with the chevron in the bodice.PS - you're the same age as my daughter, who's sewing for herself now, too.

      Edited 2/20/2007 12:01 pm ET by Josefly

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        TwilaTee | | #6

        Thank you very much, Josefly for the compliments, but no, I haven't worn the dress other than for a costume. The reason is, and you'll probably laugh, but when I sit down with all the ruffles and things, I can't see over the dress!! It's sooooo BIG and Totallly FUN! Yes, that is rick rack. I bought an entire lot of vintage rick rack and other pretty vintage notions from ebay, I have fun trying to find ways to use it! Thanks again for the ego strokes!

        1. billsgirl | | #11

          TwilaTee,  Loved your pictures.  Your comments on the petticoats reminded me of junior high in early '50s.  Petticoats were the thing, at least 2 or 3 at a time under full (3 yards around) skirts.  Then we had to fit all that into those all in one desks..  I imagine the boys loved it.  There was one girl whose mother sewed for her. She would have a full skirt and blouse trimmed to match and then the same trim around the petticoat.....envy of her was one of the  inspirations that started me sewing.  She also darted her blouse's staight up, then stopped instead of tapering them out.  It really did a lot for the junior high bosom..and she didn't need it like I did!!!......sharon

    2. fabricholic | | #4

      Hi Twila Tee,

      I love your Lucy dress. It's very cute and has a great full skirt.Marcy

    3. Cherrypops | | #5

      Hi Twila Tee,

      Thank you for bringing your wonderful photos to us. I have patterns similar and I hope mine turn out as lovely as yours. I was glad you read my post and let more members know it was you I was referring to, I didn't know if it was appropriate to 'name drop'. Your petticoat is truly beautiful. There is so much work involved than what is written on the patterns. You are very talented. Thanks for the extra website links too.



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        TwilaTee | | #7

        Cherrypops! If you make that Hugemungous hoop skirt we should get together and knockdown innocent bystanders! It's the funnest thing to wear! I wish I had a place to wear it. The only real "dress up silly" thing here in Vegas is the Ren Faire every year. I see such fun things that costumers do back east, but alas....... poor me. Thank you so much for the compliments, you have no idea what it means to me. Thanks- Oh I made a dress to go over it. Here is a picture.

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        TwilaTee | | #8

        For some reason my picture didn't post correctly. Here it goes again

        1. Cherrypops | | #9

          That's awesome! I've just had my first kindergarten parent / teacher interview (not all bad) but seeing that photograph and reading your words have really cheered me up!

          It reminds me of Scarlett O'Hara (one of my faves!)

          Does the petticoat come in a child's size? The kindy girls would love them. Not to mention the teachers. I have a little girls tiered skirt pattern i can play with?

          I wonder where in Sydney would be the best place/street for me to wear the hoopskirt.?  I would get a real kick out of it.

          The powerhouse museum has exhibits such as that. I must check out their website again.

          I just read your profile, I am a homemaker also, and 36yrs. Very glad to see younger ones creating garments of style.


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            Becky-book | | #12

            Kinder-girl sized hoop skirt... (don't they just love to play dress-up!)

            I worked on a Flower girl's dress (shortened) that had a built-in hoop made with regular (plastic) dress boning sewn on to the slip.  You could add boning to the seams on your tiered skirt, or make a separate slip to go under any wide skirt.

            I have a few more ideas about how to do it but will stop at this for now.


          2. Cherrypops | | #13

            Thanks becky,

            Glad you have done smiliar. I had thought about boning the seams just not the easier method of making a separate slip. I will try both.


    4. Marionc032 | | #10

      Love the dress!--very I LOVE LUCY!!Marion

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    TwilaTee | | #14

    I wasn't able to find a pattern for little girls but I found plenty already made on ebay. Sorry it's not really the same thing but here ya go.......http://search.ebay.com/girls-petticoat_W0QQfnuZ1QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ3QQxpufuZx
    Why don't you try to scale down an adult pattern?
    Daisy Kindom makes really big skirts and dresses for little girls in multi layers you could adapt one of their patterns. -Good Luck!

    1. Cherrypops | | #15

      Hi Twila Tee

      I'm not sure if you were intending to post to me cherrypops. ?? the link for the litttle girls patterns as you and I were discussing hoop patterns for little girls.

      Anyway, I had a look at the ebay link, they are gorgeous. I will check out the Australian Ebay site. closer to home.

      I have had a few more thoughts and ideas. I'll let you know how I go.



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