Ever since the adorable yellow crinoline I bought at Anthropologie proved to be too short, I've been working on my own version. I call it the layer cake crinoline because it's really just layers of fabric stacked on top of one another, each longer than the one before it. This was simple to make - in fact, the top part is just a shortened version of the half slip from my tutorial!
I wanted something that wouldn't be so full as to appear costume-y, but that would still provide just a little bit of body to my full skirts. Substituting cotton organdy for tulle did the trick, as well as being easier to work with.
Here's a picture of a full skirt without the crinoline:
And with the crinoline:
Doesn't it make a world of difference?
Check back later this week for a tutorial on making this easy modern crinoline!