Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Vintage 101: Storing Petticoats with a drawstring bag

My last entry dealt with cleaning petticoats, This time I'd like to talk about storing them to maintain their lifespan.

Depending on what kind you have (Organza or netting), your mileage may vary on storage. I'm going to be using a true vintage organza chiffon petti as my example.

One thing I find handy is storing the petti in a bag that is the same color as the petti itself. That way when I grab the pink bag, I know I have the pink petti.

If you're not a sewer, the same effect can be had with a pillowcase. I happen to have a ton of fabric, so I've decided to make my own.

You never want to hang vintage petticoats on a hanger for long periods of time. the weight of the fluffs will pull down over time and flatten them, plus hanger clips can snag waistbands.

With the drawstring bag you can either tighten the string and hang it on a hook, or clip the top of the bag to hanger clips and hang it up

It takes about 15 minutes if that. Sorry this post is kind of short. I'm coming down with the flu :(


  1. Great quick project! I usually store my pettis in the spare closet but I may need to make a pillow or two there's more room in my closet.

  2. This is so great! I have just been hanging crinoline up by a hanger and on top of just taking up so much space it is, like you said, losing some of that volume. I am going to put together a little bag for it now! Thanks.