no matter if I sew historical fashion or cosplay, I always start with the undergarments. My corset is done already so next in line was a corded petticoat. I went through my data to collect all pictures and noticed that I started this petticoat in May 2016. And it's January 2017 now. At least I finished it now, I guess?
For the skirt I used two layers of cotton fabric and pushed twist cord between it.
The problem with this project is that the skirt is too wide or the cord was too stiff. It gives the desired effect of flaying the skirt but I feel that it would have been better if the skirt was narrower.
And here is a good comparison between a petticoat with and without corded petticoat.It looks a lot more puffier and rounder.
What I did next is continue sewing the cords, then do the pleats and add the waist tape.
The back is closed with gross grain ribbon.
Cost: 6 euro for the fabric. I am not sure how many meters of cord was used but I bought four more packs to the two I had so about 6 packs of cord making it about 13 euro.
Time needed: over the span of 8 months maybe...20 hours? I have no idea.
I don't like how wobbly it is.
All the best,