It’s not very often I wear a full skirted dress but when I do I always feel I need the added oomph of a net petticoat. I wanted one to show under the bottom of my Ascot dress, from my previous post, so the white one in my wardrobe wasn’t going to be right.
I had a meter of wide black net, plus some lining, in my box of leftover bits & managed to pick up the perfect purple piece from our local remnant stall. As the elastic for the waist was a piece that had had a previous life in another piece of clothing this was a very quick & thrifty make.
I needed the finished length to be approximately 60 cm therefore cut a 20cm deep strip of lining that was the length of my hip measurement plus ease. The black net was cut into strips across the full width of fabric, each strip 40cm depth, with 4 widths of purple net being cut at 20cm depth.
Joining the narrow edges of the lining to make into a tube I then finished all the edges with an overlocker. I could say I used the contrast shade for effect but truthfully I was just too lazy to rethread with black for this short job!
Using a long straight stitch a row of stitching was made along upper edge of purple, then by pulling the thread it was gathered to fit against the black piece. The purple layer was then attached half way down the black section so the hems formed layers. Finally the net section was added to the bottom edge of lining.