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December 4, 2013

Crinoline Time Again!

by Andrea

The holiday season is upon us, and that means holiday parties!  My go-to look has seemingly become a 50’s style dress with a full skirt – which does generally look better with a crinoline of some type, for that extra bit of poof.  My dress this year cried out for a white one, so I gave it another go.



Here’s my finished crinoline.  For the most part, I used Gerties tutorial from Gertie’s Blog For Better Sewing, same as the one I made last year.  However, I hate gathering.  So, instead of gathering precut pieces, I used the ruffler foot on my machine to gather long strips of net and then attached those to the crinoline.



I used two different types of net for this crinoline.  The upper one is diamond net, which is really stiff and gives a lot of body.  The lower one is spider tulle, which I really like the look of, but it is softer and doesn’t provide as much body.



Here I am in my dress and crinoline.  As you can see, it’s not a poofy as some, but I prefer just a little bit of extra poof for myself.  Although I wouldn’t call my dress a true reproduction due to the print, it’s definitely very 50’s style.  The dress is from Hell Bunny, and I got it from Retro Glam.



And finally, here’s me and my hubby together in our colour coordinated outfits!  Darren is wearing another awesome vintage suit that he bought from Dress That Man.

If you’ve ever thought about making a custom crinoline, I do definitely recommend having a go.  It’s really easy, and it’s fantastic to be able to make it to the exact length and poof that you desire!

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6 Responses to Crinoline Time Again!

  1. RetroRuth Reply

    December 4, 2013 at 10:00 am

    You guys are absolutely adorable!

    • Andrea Reply

      December 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

      Thanks, Ruth! 🙂

  2. Sara In AZ Reply

    December 4, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    You know I LOVE those crinolines…..SO awesome (and SO jealous) that you can make your own!!!

    • Andrea Reply

      December 5, 2013 at 11:43 am

      Thanks, Sara! 🙂

  3. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    December 4, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Great job on the crinoline! You two look bang-up!

    • Andrea Reply

      December 5, 2013 at 11:44 am

      Thanks, Eartha! 🙂

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