But then the weekend before faire, I decided that I needed a new petticoat since I turned my last one into a bodied petticoat.
So I scurried off to Jo-Anns for some linen. Originally, I was eying some lovely green linen rayon but then I spied this golden yellow color and I knew it was meant to be!
Fabric: 3 yds linen/rayon
Pattern: none-it's just a rectangle pleated to a waistband
Year: late 1500s
Notions: thread, hook and eye
How historically accurate is it? the rayon part not so much, but otherwise pretty good.
Hours to complete: 3 hrs
First worn: September 2014 to the renaissance festival
Total cost: ~$20
Now, you may have noticed that I'm wearing the petticoat on the outside, which is definitely not where it is supposed to be.
Originally, I was wearing it under my bodied petticoat but the bulk of the waistband was too uncomfortable so I decided to layer it on top.
So really, I'm missing a lot of layers in this outfit but it's faire and I was still one of the most historically accurate people there.
And maybe next time I will wear it as an actual petticoat!