Well, since then I found The House Of Olivier that makes the most wonderful cotton petticoats - one day I will treat myself to one of their Voluptuous petticoats but in the meantime money is tight and I had 3m of cotton lawn doing nothing so a couple of months agoI had a go at making one myself.
Unfortunately, it was all a bit wobbly around the bottom and a funny length so it was put to one side to fix later and there it sat until yesterday when my Sis came over and helped me do just that. Her being a perfectionist is very helpful when it comes to getting hems straight and arranging pleats evenly and this is how it turned out:
The dress you see behind (that needs a good iron) is my £5.99 bargain from eBay that I'll wear with the petticoat on Sunday - Mr G's Mum is having a family get together for her 70th birthday.
Isn't the fabric pretty?:
If I don't look too much like Waynetta Slob in a frock I'll let you see a picture after the event....
Waynetta (Google Images)
Other news is I have gone back to the drawing board for the dressing table fabric - after reupholstering the top (and crippling myself in the process, sciatica still v. present) I have decided I don't like the fabric!!
Mr G thinks I am mad but having lived with the half-finished item for a week I just wasn't feeling it and my Sis made my mind up when she said yesterday she didn't think it was right either. So, I think I have found an alternative fabric and hope I can shift the remaining 6m of what I had on eBay!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend, my lovelies....