After many long months I recently got my giant black poufy crinoline back from a friend the other day and I couldn’t wait to actually WEAR it! Lucky for me, I have a couple of full circle skirts perfect for the job! I decided to play it low key with my silk/wool tweed skirt and black polka dots. It was a bit scratchy and pretty funny because my skirts were wider than most of the doors I walked through! I’m hooked. Must get more crinolines!

skirt: handmade, blogged here

shirt: handmade, blogged here

crinoline: ReSashay {Great source for petticoats in lots of colors! And inexpensive! In two lengths!)

necklace: vintage, from the Vintage Studio

shoes: Born


  1. Laura says:

    As much as I love my ruffler attachment, I don’t think I want to make my own crinoline. But tulle is cheap so you never know.. I was excited to see they have chiffon petticoats too for good prices. I would rather buy than sew chiffon for sure… It’s wanting them in all the rainbow colors that will do me in!
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  2. angie.a says:

    I feel a little giddy wearing mine too. :) Love the circle skirt!
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  3. Tanit-Isis says:

    Yay for the petticoats! I recently bought five yards of tulle to make another one, as my old (ie made in January or so) one doesn’t have QUITE enough oomph (it seems to have squished a bit). Although I still love wearing it with all my full skirts.

    I do feel a little embarrassed wearing them on the train, though. Like I’m taking up more room than I ought to when the train goes sardines.
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  4. Casey says:

    Wearing crinolines is one of those things that always makes me a bit giddy–something about having an unreasonably poufy skirt, perhaps? lol. I love your outfit–especially the polka dot top!!! :D

  5. Sherry says:

    Awesome! I’ve been meaning to make a black petticoat for ages to go with a couple of items. Love the idea of swishing up against the door frame!
    Reminds me of the panniers they used to wear in Louis XV’s time – where they had to turn sideways to pass through the doorways!
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  6. ladykatza says:

    You know, I’m glad I’m not the only one that doesn’t have any sort of motivation to MAKE their own petticoat. Too much work.
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