|I really don't know how to pose with such wide hips yet...|
The outer petticoat is silk on the front and cotton on the back to save my expensive fabric for where it will be visible (as seen on several originals). It is constructed similarly to my two under-petticoats, following Katherine's awesome tutorial. The only difference is that this petticoat is wider (in retrospect, possibly too wide) and is trapezoidal so it narrows towards the top to remove some bulk at the waist.
|petticoat under my gown in progress|
|the towel on the floor was my powdering station--it gets everywhere!|