Petticoats on a yoke

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Petticoats on a yoke

Postby Lardpig » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:36 am

Hello! I would like a bit of advice please, I'm making a late bustle dress and am in the process of making two new petticoats for it. I was originally just going to make them up as two separate items but now I'm toying with the idea of either putting them on the same waistband or on a yoke to reduce bulk at the waist. Has anyone else done this or should I just stick with keeping them as two separate garments?
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Re: Petticoats on a yoke

Postby Heather » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:46 am

I put mu petticoats on drawstrings, so they don't add bulk. They sit just under the waistbands of the skirts. I usually wear 2 separate ones, with a bustle on a band, then a skirt and overskirt with waistbands. It really isn't that much bulk. Just make sure you have room in your bodice to get over it all.
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Re: Petticoats on a yoke

Postby Lardpig » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:12 am

Thanks Heather, that's great. I had heard it mentioned somewhere and didn't know if it made that much difference that it was worth doing. Thanks!
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Re: Petticoats on a yoke

Postby gretagretchen » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:01 pm

if you put the petticoat on a drawstring do you still add the waistband?
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Re: Petticoats on a yoke

Postby Heather » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:38 pm

I usually make a very narrow waistband to put the drawstring into. Instead of 4" wide, I make it only 2 1/2" wide.

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