How To Sew An Edwardian Petticoat Drawstring Closure

How To Make Edwardian Petticoat Skirt Drawstring Closure Historical Sewing Step By Step Video Tutorial

Learn how to make a drawstring closure on your Edwardian petticoat. The Edwardian drawstring closure is fast and easy to sew. And what’s best: you don’t have to sew a placket! 😀

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This Edwardian petticoat drawstring closure is based on an antique Edwardian petticoat.  The drawstring waistband gathers the fabric mainly at the back creating a big butt that was fashionable in the Edwardian era. But you also use the drawstring closure for your modern skirts.

Details Of The Edwardian Drawstring Closure

  • easy & fast to sew
  • no need to make a placket
  • gathers the fabric mainly at the back
  • creates a fashionable Edwardian big butt

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How To Sew An Edwardian Petticoat Drawstring Closure

1. Finish the waist with bias facing. Then turn the facing to the inside and press with an iron.

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2. Make two eyelets about 4″ (10cm) from the center back seam: So the two eyelets are 8″ (20cm) apart. By the way, you can also make the eyelets closer together or further apart. Pierce the fabric with an awl – just the petticoat, not the facing – and sew the eyelets.

3. Then stitch two tapes to the sides (approximately at the first darts) of the petticoat. And thread the tapes through the eyelets so they cross at the back.

4. Now stitch the bias facing down without catching the tapes.

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5. To put on your Edwardian petticoat, pull the ties. This will primarily gather your petticoat between the eyelets at the back. Then tie the tapes into a bow.

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How To Make Edwardian Petticoat Skirt Drawstring Closure Historical Sewing Step By Step Video Tutorial

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