Simple Petticoat

For my daughter's seventh birthday I made a Birthday Dress again, as I showed you before. The big day is long passed, but I still have things to show I made for the day. Hope you aren't bored by now. It's the last birthday item I have want to show, so hang on.

The skirt of the dress is a full circle and made of two layers of fabric. To make the skirt even fuller, I made a sort of petticoat for underneath.

The petticoat is very easy to make. Take a closer look and you see it's all just strips of tule that I cut from an old, not used anymore, mosquito net that I tied to a piece of elastic.

It doesn't look very pretty from nearby, but to wear it under a dress to give the skirt more body, it works just fine! And just by accident the color of the mosquito net is the exact same red as the ribbon at the front of the dress.
Love it when I find old junk that I'm about to throw away, but then again can use for something entirely different!

I found the idea for the No Sew Petticoat here.


  1. This looks like a fabulous dress with the petticoat, is there a modeled shot anywhere? :-)

  2. I've used that technique before to make a Halloween tulle skirt for a witch costume. Great idea to use the mosquito netting!

  3. Liz,

    if I had a daughter, I'd be heading to fabric shop for this dress now. It looks lovely :)

  4. I love that petticoat! I want to make one for myself! :-)

    The dress is lovely, and I, too, would like to see it modeled.

  5. great idea! Upcycle and stylish at the same time :) bonus easy to do! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great idea! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)


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