Check out my latest thrifting find. A sweet 50s style petticoat and for $1.00. Once again we were driving by one of my thrifting venues and I had to stop. When this happens I have learned to listen see here for reasons why.
As a vintage style lover sooner or later I knew that I must have my very own 50s style petticoat. I had already made an 1800s style Corded Petticoat which was fun to make even without a paper pattern thanks to Jennifer Rosbrugh. There is a popular southern business that sells petticoats and I have been unable to afford them thus I am thrilled to have found this one for now.
To be honest, I was/am a tad concerned about wearing a petticoat as a size 18 (RTW) and larger in me-made. Certainly, I am not the first large gal to need a petticoat. Funny how you do not see them in advertisements though. At least I have not and believe me I have been looking.
The elastic on this baby was about 30″ but I figured if I removed it there would be enough fabric to fit around my waist. I was right. In these photographs I am bunching the waistline to temporarily hold it up.
I can’t wait to see how I will look with this under a 1950s style dress. I should give her a name, LOL. This find will surely encourage me to hurry up and make a 50s frock to wear with her sooner rather than later.