Monday, August 4, 2014

With or Without?

So to continue the petticoat theme . . .


Elizabeth was curious to see the difference a petticoat can make.  I thought that was an excellent idea, so I thought I would oblige.


Since the dress that the petticoat was made for has a pellon hip yoke, I did not think it would be a fair example.  Butterick 6175 was out of the closet since I wore it to last week’s fabric swap, and I thought it would be suitable for a little show and tell. 


The petticoat is a bit short for this particular dress, but it does show that one can easily change the look of a full skirted dress and give it a more vintage vibe by adding the extra layer.  And I have certainly worn more than one at a time if the occasion and dress allow (this dress is a good example of that)!


Add my hips to the mix (they are larger than the dress form) and it looks even more full.  


While this is certainly not the most poofy petticoat I own, it does make a dramatic difference in the silhouette.  Without, the dress just looks a bit deflated.  I will admit, however, that I usually wear this particular dress without because I often choose this dress on days when the weather is quite warm and I want to avoid layers!  


What do you think . . . with or without? 

17 comments:

  1. I do like it a little bit more with the petticoat but it's just as nice without it too!

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  2. Big fan of the dress with the petticoat under it!

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  3. Both are lovely but with is just that bit more special!

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  4. Definitely with the petticoat. It looks expensive, sassy and classy. Without it looks plain and dowdy.

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  5. With! A really wide skirt without a petticoat looks a bit sad to me (if not the skirt is made of a very heavy and/or stiff fabric).

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  6. I like it with! It creates a more sophisticated look! But without works too if you want to just go out for a more casual picnic or something.

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  7. With. Keeps the many folds off my legs. Not so nice for sitting in a chair with arms (so no theater in petticoats for me). And that is the crux of the problem for me right there.

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  8. I guess I'm alone here, but I prefer it without. Both are very cute, but I'd go for the less fussy and slightly more sleek look personally.

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  9. Definitely looks more vintage with

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  10. I love it both ways, gorgeous dress!

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  11. So pretty! I love it both ways, but I think that I would vote without for everyday and with for a slightly dressier occasion.

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  12. I think it looks equally nice both ways. I feel the same as CGrace, with the petticoat it looks more like a party dress, just add some pretty jewelry; without, it has a more casual and comfortable every day look.

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