Crinoline Sewing Tutorial

crinoline-Crinoline or petticoat is easy to make, really!!! Well, at least it is so much more easier to make compared to the queen gown below.

Crinoline when worn under a skirt, makes it look domed and inflated, especially for gown of special occasion. You can get crinoline easily in some countries but they normally came in white or black. Now, you can make it yourself, if you need a specific color to match your beautiful gown.

Crinoline mainly came in 2 types, hoop or full fabric/tulle. The one I am making is hoop with tulle, so it is a mixture of both. The reason behind this combination is that I want the crinoline look soft yet is able to hold the skirt of the gown in a good shape, yet easy to stow away when not in use. If you look closely at hoop crinoline being worn, you will see the “skeleton” of the hoop if the gown was made of soft and thin fabric. Full fabric/tulle is a good choice but it would be difficult when comes to storage as it is very bulky and isn’t like the hoop type where we can simply take out the resilient plastic strip of the “bone”.

See, the gown is happy and smiling after being given a “lift” by the crinoline!

Before-&-After-Crinoline

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  1. You are so cute! I love how you started this whole project with…I’m really not an experienced sewer….and you have this amazing dress and crinoline?!!!! You are amazing!

  2. Wow, I don’t think I’d ever take on this project. You did an awesome job. Making your own crinoline= very cool.

  3. Oh my! You are so creative! Awesome! Now, I know who to call when I need a beautiful gown! :D

  4. This looks like it would be SO much fun to wear! Thanks for the how-to, I’ll be linking.

  5. i so much like this.

  6. For a rockabilly skirt, could I use a slip bought at the thrift store to which I could attach the constructed tulle skirt? Would I still need the “bones”?

  7. THANK YOU for this tutorial! I’m wondering about the tulle overskirt. Is it meant not to have much gathering? I’d made one in the past, but it didn’t have very many gathers, nor hoops, and it had very little flounce to it. I’d like to make something more worth the while for my daughter to enjoy!

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