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Friday, February 22, 2013
Dust Ruffle Petticoat - Those "In-between" Projects
Some of you reading this blog might be like me and my friends, in that we like to shop around at the local vintage antique markets, thrift shops, and antique malls for vintage textiles. Next time you are out and about keep an eye out for a vintage dust ruffle! This was a project I had sitting around for a couple of months, and finally sat down and committed myself. It was quick and easy, less than two hours, and I very much like the finished look of this project.
I took a beautiful cutwork, white cotton dust ruffle, full sized, trimmed the 12" gathered ruffle off, regathered it, and attached it to an existing petticoat to give it an updated "vintage" look. The cutwork is just wonderful and eyelet detailing is so pretty! I love how the finished petticoat turned out. You will probably need a full sized or larger to trim out a basic petticoat. If you go larger to a queen size, you might even be able to use the interior fabric for the body of the petticoat and simply add a drawstring or set in waistband. Enjoy!