> I have a "who-knows-how-many-yards" tiered skirt from a ren faire. I
> absolutely love it but it often gets wrapped around my legs as I
> walk. How can I remedy this?
Is it made from cotton? And is it made from quite a lightweight cotton?
I have found, though it is a different garment altogether, that cotton
voile is a nightmare as a chemise/shift because it tends to cling
everywhere. I have a sheer linen which doesn't and a heavy linen which
There are a few options. You can probaly wear a more fitted (A line)
skirt/petticoat underneath for everyday wear. Linen will crease but it
won't really be seen;) You could also try stiffening the hem with some
cord or braid. This will though make the skirt stick out more which you
probably won't want for every day wear. If you are wearing it with
historical dress then a linen smock/shift is the way to go. Again make
it A line and you will reduce the tangles leg issue.
I have a cotton petticoat that I rarely wear under my gowns now because
of this creeping issue. I will probably line it to help as well. And
put in some hem stiffening. Actually I'll probably replace the entire
thing with a properly made linen skirt;)
Willemyne van Nymegen