Petticoat for a Wedding – part 3

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For the back seam, I sewn it with another binding strip and finished it with the technique I used to attach the 3 pieces from the 2nd tier of tulle, by binding and then top stitching it flat.

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This is the finished back seam.

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One more step left: inserting the elastic at the waist. I just folded and pressed the top of the lining’s seam allowance.

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And folded and pressed again to make a nice casing.

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Some people like to sew the casing first and then insert the elastic. I like to put the elastic inside the casing first, and sew it in closely using a zipper foot, to keep it from twisting.

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Here’s the finished petticoat worn under the dress it was made for.

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Here it is under another dress.

I’m quite happy with it, as experimental as it is. It’s not very voluminous so I can wear it to work. I have worn it several times since I made it and I find it quite comfortable, so it fits its purpose. I’ll probably make another version to wear with shorter skirts, and next time I’ll use nicer materials.

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