Post # 1
I have wanted a colored petticoat since waaay before I had a diamond ring on my finger. I have been looking at them online, and they are really pretty expensive considering what my mom just paid for my dress. Even a plain white or ivory one is expensive. I have a friend that is a great seamstress and I am thinking about asking her to make me one. My dress is kind of flowy, and I like it that way. I don’t want something super poofy, so I was thinking maybe chiffon for the fabric because it isn’t stiff, and also because I read that it is breathable and cool and I am having an outdoor June wedding. Here is a pic of my dress:
and here is the back:
The back picture looks like it has more fullness to it, but still looks soft and flowy. That’s what I want. Even a little more full than that would be fine, I just don’t want to get into ballgown territory.
Would chiffon be the right fabric to use in order to achieve this effect? I’m thinking crinoline or tulle would be too poofy.
What length of petticoat? I have read 1″ shorter than dress so it doesn’t show. I have also read for colored petticoats make them 2″ longer than dress so it is sure to show. I don’t want something so in your face, I’m looking for more peek-a-boo effect when I walk. Would it show if it was same length as dress? Or would it need to be maybe 1/2″ longer than dress?
What shade of purple should it be? Initially I had thought deep, bold purple because my colors are pretty bold. Now I am thinking this color of purple for the petticoat:
Post # 3
Also, if I was going to try to dye one, what kind of material would it need to be? I know some types won’t dye well.
Post # 4
I’ve heard polyester doesn’t dye. Go for the colored crini though!
Post # 5
I love the idea as I am having a purple one made as well. But I honestly think that you already know what you want. Me personally I would go dark purple, one of my wedding colors and long enough to peek out.
Post # 6
I am doing colored tulle under my dress, which is being altered to tea length. My alterations girl said that unless I did at least 1/2 inch LONGER than the hem of my dress, it really wouldn’t show – even when I walked…. and that’s with tea length…. so with a longer dress I would go at least an inch longer.
I also like the bold purple idea. Fun!
Post # 7
The Bees have spoken 🙂 thanks girls!
Post # 8
Your dress is super pretty! 🙂
Post # 9
Yay colored petticoats! I am doing a tealenght blue one on mine to match my bolero!! <3 yours will be so pretty
Post # 10
This is the petticoat I purchased from this bride…
I had my dress fitting last night & it just didn’t work under my dress… so the seamstress took off the bottom layer of crinoline from this petticoat & attached it to the top layer of crinoline my dress has already built in. I tried it longer than the hem & then shorter… I decided on shorter.
Like you said you want it to be a splash of color… not too in your face.
This was more lilac then I wanted, but when it was underneath my diamond white dress holy heck it was awesome.
Here is my dress…
And here are my shoes…
Post # 11
OH how exciting! I would love to see a pic of it under your dress and I of course love the shoes 🙂
Post # 12
@Cori052400: OH. MY. GOD!!! Those shoes!!! Where on earth did you get them?! They are BEAUTIFUL!!
Post # 13
@pegaloca: Those are by Allure’s “Night Moves” collection. The Style is “Star”
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