After talking to several much more experienced seamstresses than me, I have decided to make a corded petticoat. It will keep the proper shape of the Irish dress but give it a little shape at the bottom. I am using sisal clothsline rope and cotton muslin for the skirt. I will use binding tape for channels instead of sewing the channels from the skirt.
Basically what I'm doing is modifying the hoop skirt that I made but didn't use because it didn't look right. I'm going to put a few more channels in the bottom and thread the rope through.
So there's the next project. Oh, and thinking about it, I'm going to make a braided cord girdle for it. I'm going to make the cord with my lucet, in greeen, yellow and maybe beige. Then I'm going to braid them together. Sounds like fun.
London in May
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