|Trying my best to look like Evelyn Nesbit, the Edwardian chorus girl and model.|
I constructed this petticoat in the same way I made the 1910s petticoat. The only difference was that this petticoat had to be fluffier to hold out the shape of the fuller skirt. Therefore, I only constructed the top half in the same manner as the 1910s petticoat--the bottom half were two machine-gathered flounces in incrementally larger widths. Since the flounces were rectangles, I sewed up the hem by machine since there was no fiddly curved material to contend with. The waistband was constructed in the same way. I moved the pleats to the back to direct the fullness there.
|Hem turned once and pinked.|
|Making use of the selvedge edge as a placket.|
|On the dress form.|
|The 1906 Wedding Gown with its custom made petticoat.|