I bought 1.25 yards of 60" wide, thinking that a 1:2 ratio for gathering into the waist would be enough, but it really should be a 1:3 ratio, otherwise you end up with a fabric tube, not a nice flaring skirt.
|Makin' it work - slicin' and dicin'.|
Bring on the rufflage, in this case a 13" deep ruffle of cotton muslin, same unbleached color as the matelesse, again 1:3 ratio to get plenty of gathering. Now it is a working, but I kindof hate it.
I mean...it kindof sucks!
There is at least one example of a quilted petticoat with a ruffle here:
I like that lovely red color, and perhaps I'd like my Petticoat of Suck more if I dyed it.
Or maybe it's just one to chock up to experience? What do you think?
|Sometimes trying a "suck" item on, or pairing it with more costume pieces will help put it in context, but I'm still kindof "meh" about this....|