I have to make an easy petticoat, there is not enough time to do anything else. My friends told me that all I had to do was measure out a length of fabric just a little bigger than my biggest hoop to make a drawstring petticoat. This method was referred to as the sausage method – a term I am not in love with. I mean, do I want to wear a sausage? No, I do not. I prefer there be no meat terms in my sewing thank you very much.
|With bottom ruffle|
With the largest hoop of 110 inches, I measured out a length of white cotton fabric 117 inches. I sewed it together and then made a casing at the top. To make the casing, I merely folded over a bit of the top edge of the length and sewed it down. I then threaded cording through the opening. Put on, pull tight and you have a quick petticoat which is over a foot too long!
So to correct the length, I made some tucks in the petticoat over where the hoops are.
|Missing the bottom ruffle|
Note, I had to shorten the hoop by sewing up the ruffle around the bottom. I was tripping over the silly thing. This was an easier fix than changing the lengths between the hoop.
Right now, I need to put a final ruffle around the bottom of the petticoat to finish it off.