Hi! I have a Heidi and two Evelyn dresses. I've been thinking of buying a petticoat for them, but I am clueless as to where to buy petticoats and I don't know what length of a petticoat I should purchase. Any suggestions?
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Personally, I think petticoats should be a little shorter than the skirt/bottom, so that it doesn't show. Maybe about an inch or so, important that it isn't much shorter than the bottom either. I do know that others find dresses to wear where the petticoats show a little bit. I think it depends very much on the dress, as well as personal taste.
For myself, I don't think the Evelyn is the dress for longer petticoats, at least not mine, which is the yellow floral one. I wore a two layer ribboned petticoat from Petticoats a plenty with it for a wedding this summer, that I had made a little shorter than the bottom (unfortunately I don't have any photos). This was lovely, but quite volumous, so only for special occasions and certain dresses. I have recently got the longer petticoats from the PUG site to have something easier to wear. Although I don't love them, they are OK, and work with my Heidis (and other dresses), both wrt. volume and length.
An advice is to double check the length of the bottom, and also where the top/bottom hits you and where your petticoat waist will rest. I found that the Evelyn bottom was a little shorter than what it said in the size chart. The best is of course to be able to try it on before you buy, but that isn't always possible. A petticoat can also work for different length dresses, there are some advices in this blog entry about petticoats: http://www.vixen-vintage.com/2011/10/how-to-wear-petticoat.html
Hi, Margrete! Thanks for your reply! Yes, I also have the yellow floral Evelyn, too. Appreciate the helpful link, too. Will learn more about petticoats. Am new to this retro-look, but I like it. I love my PUG dresses! Have a great week!
This is a great place for petticoats : http://www.dorisdesigns.co.uk/adult-doris
I also love Vivien of Holloway's : http://www.vivienofholloway.com/en/category/Petticoats/
Hope this helps ! petticoats are a lot of fun :) I love my yellow floral evelyn !
Hi, Viola! Wow! These are beautiful petticoats! Who needs a skirt with these lovely garments?! Thanks for the links. Choosing one or two petticoats will be fun! Appreciate your suggestions.
Hi, Chantal! LOVE your photo! Thanks for the link. I thought you could wear a petticoat under an Evelyn. I guess it comes down to personal style. You look so beautiful in your Evelyn! It's one of my favorite dresses. Have a great day!
Hi Rayleen! Love this photo! You look fabulous. Yes, I want to stay away from scratchy petticoats, but I'll still check out Bettie Page Clothing's Web site. I need to learn all I can about the various petticoat options out there. I like your photo! I like how your petticoat gives you some poof, but it's not overbearing. It's perfect! Thanks!