Friday, 17 November 2017

Review: Hand Made Petticoats

It is no secret that I love a nice petticoat/crinoline to wear with my 50's style dresses and skirts. And I'm happy to say that I've found the perfect tried-and-tested source for these petticoats. Today, I will share my source with you, dear reader!

Let me introduce: Hand Made Petticoats (on Etsy).

First off, this is NOT a sponsored post, I just really like these petticoats/crinolines and want to pass the word on and support a fellow sewist in her business adventure #girlboss.

The company is owned by Maria, and each petticoat is handmade by her in her home in Wales, UK, and sold via her shop on Etsy.

The petticoats are made with tiers of sparkling "snow" organza on a waistband of a nice, smooth polyester satin and have a narrow elastic at the waist.

The petticoats come in 4 standard sizes (S-XL), 6 standard lengths (19, 22, 24, 25, 26 and 27 inches), a different number of layers (2-4) and a total of 19 colors:
Black, White, Red, Baby Pink, Fuschia, Ivory, Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Turquoise, Emerald Green, Forest Green, Hunter Green, Yellow, Gold, Copper, Silver, Purple, Lilac, and Plum.

For an extra luxury, Maria also offers satin bias binding on the hem in matching or contrasting color. 

Besides the standard sizes, lengths, and number of layers, you can also build your own combination or have a petticoat custom made to a specific waist measurement, length or design.

I first found HandMadePetticoats on eBay back in 2014, when my grandmother gifted me money for petticoats for Christmas and I specifically wanted organza instead of tulle or netting. Back then, the options weren't as many. Luckily, I found HandMadePetticoats and got my first two petticoats. I've since added a third petticoat to my collection, this time ordering from the shop on Etsy.

I've worn these petticoats SO much, for parties, dances, costumes and more, and have always gotten compliments on them.

Next on my wish list is a few 1-layer petticoats for daily wear with my full-skirted cotton dresses.

What I love most about these petticoats are the material and the finish. The "snow" organza is very light, crisp and has a subtle glitter in it. I am always amazed at how much volume only 2 layers of this stuff can create.
The petticoat is made so that the seam allowance of the tiers is hidden between the layers, making them completely non-scratchy.

Even the price is good! At 20 USD/15 GBP/130 DKK for a 2-layer petticoat, I want to eventually have one in every color!

As an extra bonus, Maria has offered a 10% discount for you, my reader, with the code ANGEL10 [valid from midnight GMT on November 16th to midnight GMT on November 30th 2017].

I hope this post has been helpful for those of you in search of petticoats. Do you wear petticoats and where do you buy them?

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