I was working on a short skirt, but i was worried about upskirts, and wearing denim shorts (all i own in terms of shorts) underneath the skirts kinda looks bad at the safe time. Safety shorts also didn't seem like really nice as well, since there is a space between my leg and the skirts. So i thought of a shot petticoat that will puff my skirt up a bit and fill the space between my leg and skirt while protecting me from being upskirt.
Because of the puffiness, I couldn't get a clear picture of the process. This tutorial/experiment will be illustrated out with simple lime drawings.
1. measuring tape
3. needle pr sewing machine
5. dress pins
7. cotton lining fabric ; this is the cheapest one you can get, like SGD 2 - SGD 2.50 per meter from Chinatown or Arab Street, the more you get the more you can haggle, and it never hurts to have a lot of this fabric, since you basically line everything with it, and they come in a variety of colours :)
1. Begin by making a basic puffy skirt. First measure out a strip to be your waistband and sew in the skirt, remember to sew it like you are sewing a ruffle. To make the skirt, i measured how long i wanted the skirt to be and cut the skirt cloth to be double that length. Then fold in half and sew it into the waist band.
|Basic puffy skirt|
|cut open side view. the skirt piece is folded in half and sewn into the waistband|
|Cut two strips like so, it can be more then 2.5 times if you feel you need more|
|Bottom of the skirt|
|Put on the safety petti|
|The red area shows the gap that will efinaitely be there when you put on the skirt|
|S: Start Point / E: Point / Sew a Straight stich and be careful no to poke yourself, stiches dont have to be small|
|Pull and knot the thread. The leg hole of the petti should be snug against your leg|
Don't be shocked, UPSKIRT PICS ahead!!!!!!!
|Really close to the skin|
Wearing the puffy petti under a skirt shall give an effect like the image below.
Feel free to comment and questions