How to pick the perfect petticoat. When buying a petticoat here are some things to consider.


  • Fullness
  • Fit
  • Length
  • Fabric Type
  • Storage

Fullness


The fullness, or how much the petticoat stands out, has everything to do with how many yards are in the petticoat. We measure all our petticoats in the bottom tier only, so if you order a 50 yard petticoat, it will have 50 running yards of fabric in just the bottom tier. All of the skirts and outfits on our website, are pictured using a #1110 petticoat in the 50 yard fullness, just to give you an example of how this petticoat will hold out your skirt. The fabric type determines the cost, fullness, and feel of the petticoat. Some petticoats are very soft to the touch and others can be a bit stiff.

Fit


Most slip tops are made of a durable, washable poly-cotton fabric. Our waistbands are resting at 24", stretching out to 52" at full stretch. There is a 3/4" elastic encased in waistband and we have added a drawstring to cinch up the waist for a better fit. We can add girth to the petticoat top for larger sizes; and additional 12" is an additional $15 making the max stretch 64".

Length


Our petticoats are offered on 2 lengths; short ( 18"-21" ) or long ( 21'- 24" ) All petticoat when ordered, will arrive at the shorter length ( 18" for short or 21" for long ) and are all adjustable up to 3 " longer than what you see. Changing the adjustable slip length is made easy for you to do. The waistband stays where it is and the 3 tucks below it, hold extra tucks of fabric waiting to be released. By simply pulling a thread on one of the tucks , you can drop the slip to the next length, one inch at a time. These tucks, once released, make the petticoat longer, 1" at a time. This adjustment is longer only, and does not go back to being at the shorter length again.

How to Adjust the Length of Your Petticoat


Turn the petticoat inside out, so you are looking at the inside of it. Find the back-seam of the petticoat and locate the 3 tucks that are below the waistband. To the left of the back seam on one of these tucks, you will see a curve in the stitch, where they started sewing the tuck. Snip this thread, at the beginning of the curve (towards the edge of the tuck) and go to the top of the tuck and try to tug at the thread. It should release the stitch to the right and open up the tuck, revealing an extra inch of fabric that allows the petticoat to be lengthened 1". If the stitch does not release, try to clip another stitch or two and try to tug at the thread again. It is only one single thread and should release easily from left to right. Repeat as necessary to take out one or two tucks. Each tuck removed will lengthen the petticoat 1" and there are a total of 3" that can be lengthened.

Fabric Types


Nylon Organdy Fabric

This 100% nylon organza fabric is stiffer than other fabrics and holds out the petticoat and is quite full. Depending on how the petticoat is cared for, this fabric can break down over time and lose some of its stiffness


Nylon Sparkle Fabric

This crystal, 100% nylon fabric, has a shimmer to the fabric that makes it sparkle with luxury while also holding the perfect fullness to show off your skirt while you twirl. Soft to the touch and against your legs, it's a customer favorite!


Polyester Lining Fabric

This 100% polyester lining fabric is a soft flowing fabric that feels great against you skin. Easy to travel with and "swishes" when you twirl. This is our softest fabric.


Tissue Lame' Fabric

This beautiful fabric is 51% metallic / 49% Nylon which provides a gorgeous sparkle. This fabric is metallic and reflective which makes it shiny and somewhat stiff, but has a smooth feel to the touch and against your skin.

Proper Petticoat Storage

Save space and store your petticoat in our breathable polyester petticoat storage bag! You can easily store up to a 100 yard petticoat, and cinch it up with the drawstring closure. The bag measures 18" tall and a 48" in diameter for the bottom and top. It has a draw-sting closure for easy access. 

  • 100% polyester
  • Easily holds up to 100yd petticoat
  • 18" tall, 48" diameter top and bottom.

    NOT for washing your petticoat in, please read the care instructions on your petticoat care label.

Petticoat Storage Bag
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Organdy Petticoat


This fabric is budget friendly, our most economic petticoat. We sew this style most for beginners, costumes, and stage performances. This is a 4 tier petticoat, made made in 2 layers so that all the seams are facing each other and there is a smooth texture against your legs, no seams. The fabric starts out stiffer than other fabrics and holds out the petticoat and is quite full. Depending on how the petticoat is cared for, this fabric can break down over time and lose some of its stiffness. Fish line is sewn into the hem of this slip to help hold out the ruffles of the bottom tier, adding to the fullness of the petticoat. It is made of crisp 100% nylon organdy fabric. 


Care: Hand wash gently, line dry.

Organdy Stiff Petticoat (Long 21
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Crystal Petticoat


 This is our best selling petticoat. It has a shimmer to the fabric that makes it sparkle with luxury. This is a 4 tier petticoat, is made in 2 layers so that all the seams are facing each other and there is a smooth texture against your legs, no seams. This petticoat is used in all our skirt and outfit photos, so you can see what a 50 yard fullness will look like. This is a nice fullness in any size, and most recommended is the 60 yard fullness. Fish line is sewn into the hem of this slip to help hold out the ruffles of the bottom tier, adding to the fullness of the petticoat. It is made of 100% nylon sparkle fabric. 


Care: Hand wash gently, line dry.


Crystal Petticoat (Long 21
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Poly-Lining Petticoat


This is the petticoat for you if you don't like it to stand out too much. Easy to sit in and fit thru ANY doorway. This petticoat "swishes" nicely when you move This 100% polyester lining fabric is a soft flowing fabric that feels great against you skin. It is a 4 tier petticoat, all one layer. This petticoat travels wells, and is easy to condense and pack. 


Care: Machine wash on the gentle cycle, line dry.

Soft Poly-Liner Petticoat  (Long 21
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Tissue Lame' Petticoat

This fabric is metallic and reflective which makes it shiny. This is a 4 tier petticoat, is made in 2 layers so that all the seams are facing each other and there is a smooth texture against your legs, no seams. It is all tissue lame', all the way up so all they see is a lustrous glimmer when you twirl. Lots of fabric prints are trimmed with a metallic over-lay or trimmed with a metallic design. Use this petticoat to highlight the metallic trim in the outfit you are wearing. It is made of 51% metallic / 49 % nylon fabric. 


Care: Rinse out by hand, line dry.

Metallic Lame Petticoat (Long 21
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Combo Metallic Petticoat

This petticoat gives you the metallic bottom look of a full lame' but with a more economic price tag. The top 3 tiers are made of crisp 100% nylon organdy fabric. It has fish-line in the 3rd tier to help the petticoat stand out. Tissue lame' fabric, made of 51% metallic / 49 % nylon fabric, is gathered on the bottom tier giving this petticoat the reflective shine to compliment any metallic trim. 


Care: Rinse out by hand, line dry.

Combo Metallic Petticoat (Long 21
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