Back at the sewing machine I put a 2.5 inch waist band on it and an inch and a half hem. A piece of rope will go through the hem. Then, well, I cheated. I took another length of the fabric and sewed it to the bottom half of the petticoat. I did this in two pieces do there would be an opening so I could fish the rope through the channels. I then marked of the rope channels, 1.5 inches for the channel and two inches between. The rope I'm using is a heavy hemp rope used as a laundry line.
I'll sew up the channels and the seam tomorrow. Then I'll fish the rope through.
|This is the panel of fabric I'm using to sew channels instead of using something like bias tape.|
|Here is the opening.|
|The channel markings. I find that the marking pens and pencils fade way too fast.|