You guys, I think this was probably the most fun part of the whole project! Huge, multi-layered tulle and silk flounces? YES PLEASE.
I did not have any pattern pieces or measurements for the flounces so I had to wing it. All I knew was that there was supposed to be a lot of fabric in these, so with “a lot” I went! My math went something like this: guestimating that the circumference of the petticoat flare was in and around 2m (just over 2 yards) I figured 4x fullness should be pretty good. So, each flounce layer is 8m (about 9 yds) in circumference. Whee!
I knew there were supposed to be six layers of tulle flounces from the exhibition catalogue Tim Long gave me, and I also knew I wanted to try and re-create the effect from a couple of original examples: