|Simplicity: 5006 (Misses' Lingerie) - Type:Lingerie|
Review submitted in Fabric Stash Contest 2013 Contest
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Simplicity Pattern Info
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|Tip: Cleaning Iron with Soleplate Cleaning KitTip: Gathering Method by Simplicity|
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(This is actually a pattern which includes a corset and four petticoats with varying length and number of tiers.)
I made View E which is the shortest petticoat and includes a yoke and 2 layers of crinoline.
Misses sizing 6-20. My pattern envelope contains sizes 14-20.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, except my petticoat is not as see-through since I extended a gathered skirt from the lower edge of the yoke to the full length of the petticoat. A previous version using another pattern made the wearer itch and I didn't want the netting/crinoline to touch her skin.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I think this is a great pattern if you need to sew a petticoat. I'm also interested in sewing the corset.
I used a white poly for the yoke and the underskirt (my word to desribe the gathered skirt I dropped off the lower edge of the yoke and which is under all the gathered netting/crinoline).
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I staggered the two layers of gathered tulle so they are offset by about 2 inches. The reason for this is because they appeared to make a shelf when I sewed as instructed. Where they were attached to the yoke, the gatehred parts stuck out abruptly. To ensure a more gradual transistion from the relative flatness at the yoke to the very full hemline, I attached the two layers of tulle in a staggered manner to minimize the abrupt transition from flat to full.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Definitely yes to both questions.
This will be a very useful pattern in my repertoire when such garments are needed.
I will say there is some confusion between what is required in patterns like this. So far I've discovered netting, crinoline, organza and tulle to give volume. I'm not always certain what is supposed to be used so I stockpiled yardage of all 3 last year when the request for this garment was first made. (There will also be Halloween costumes requiring these kinds of voluminous garments in the near future.)
Sometimes I think the term crinoline is a generic word used to describe various materials. Things are not always spelled out clearly in the petticoat world and I feel the authoritative guide to making petticoats has not yet been written.
Last year I started reading about petticoats and found rocknrollbride.com, sugardale.blogspot.com, and some other googled sites to be helpful. Recently, fabric.com posted a tutorial on how to sew a petticoat which looked particularly useful. And in a PR petticoat thread there was a link to afc-express.com where precut chiffon rolls could be purchased.
I'm just throwing this information out there in case anyone might find it useful. As for me, my petticoat investigation is just beginning. I actually like making these things.
Please be sure to pay attention of the tip posted above for "how to" on gathering. If you make a petticoat you will gather lots and lots of fabric and you'll need this tip. It works perfectly, I assure you. No more broken thread, no more pulled hair!!!
Yardage: 6 yards (yoke and tulle)
This is my 5th entry in FSC 2013.
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