RUDE Girl’s Pretty Petticoats

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From the 1960s TV sitcom Petticoat Junction

Many an irish property was increased by the lace of a daughter’s petticoat ~ Proverb

RUDE girl recently had a post come into her Facebook news feed with photo of a pretty blue petticoat.  The caption read, Who remembers this?

I remember shopping in the 1970s for my first bras and petticoats to match.  Three of each in pretty pastel colours.  I have always had a petticoat or two in my wardrobe.  A couple of half slips in my lingerie drawer.  And my vintage tulle petticoats on a clothes rack in the spare room.

In the last decade since rescuing clothing from landfill fate, I have managed to save petticoats as well.  All have been my size just different lengths.  Most are made in Australia. 

And yes, I wear petticoats with dresses, half slips with skirts and tulle petticoats for fancy dress parties or with after-five frocks.

I have curated an on-line blog post exhibition of my petticoats below.  And here is the link to my most popular YouTube video featuring my tulle petticoats and a little story about them.  Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/jUkOMICxCLI

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A1 White Nylon Petticoat

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A1 White nylon petticoat ~ lace top half

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A2 Vintage pink petticoat

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A2 Top section of vintage pink petticoat

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A2 Bottom of vintage pink petticoat

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A3 Target brand vintage petticoat [maxi] made in Australia.

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A3 Top section of vintage Target petticoat

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A4 Designer Fleur Wood petticoat [or nightslip] $1 AUD in a charity shop

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A5 Chelsea design made in Australia maxi black petticoat

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A6 Petticoat [nightslip]

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A6 Top section

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A7 Chocolate brown and pale pink lace petticoat which is a favourite to wear.

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A8 Pale pink nylon petticoat with lace detail.

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A8 This petticoat looks like it has been handmade or similar [not mass-produced]

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A8 Bottom section with lace detailing

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A9 White nylon petticoat with lace detailing.

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A9 Top section of petticoat

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A9 Bottom section of petticoat

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A10 This petticoat is my all time fav and I wear it the most. It was bought years ago from a charity shop [yes, I remember which shop too!]. It may have cost $3 or $4 AUD back then but it has been well worth the few dollars spent.

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A10 Lace top section

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A10 Lace on bottom section

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A11 Long sleeved stretch lace petticoat

Winners are Grinners

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RUDE Girl wears hat that was saved from landfill fate. Bought from her local TIP SHOP for 50 cents!

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Mahatma Gandhi

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RUDE’S weekly Friday blog post from 18 September is very late.  But better late than never, with some wonderful news.  RUDE Girl is a winner, yey!!

I entered a competition on Facebook to win a desk top computer.  Greenpower Recycling  [Facebook Page] was running the competition.  All I had to do was like the post and share it.

I must say that my current computer has been recycled over the past decade, from bits and pieces of e-waste from the local tip shop.  To win a recycled computer that is newer and faster is very much appreciated.  Thank you to Greenpower Recycling [website] for the opportunity to enter its competition.

Beat The Man by recycling your e-waste for reuse!

Tip Shop Mannequin

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I love fake people provided they are mannequins.”
Pushpa Rana, Just the Way I Feel

We try to post a project a day on our Facebook page at Rude Record.  We love to share with our likers what we reuse and repair.  But there is also an ulterior motive to our daily posts.  Yes, you probably guessed it.  We are held accountable and do not procrastinate.

The other day we rescued Jen [named after model and Miss World, Australia’s Jen Hawkins]  from the graveyard [landfill] .  RUDE Boy had a few laughs from Tip Shop customers bemused at him carrying Jen, in intimate places, to our car.  She was dressed in the black dress [photo below] but boy did she need a good scrub.

We were keen to bring Jen home because RUDE Girl can now display garments on her,  and leave my two dress forms free for garment fittings.  Jen has since had a good scrub and currently graces our hall way.  At the moment when you open the front door she is in the raw.  There is now another rude girl in the RUDE household besides me.

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Jen is draped in tangled yarn found at the point of landfill.

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Jen was gracing the Tip Shop in this Red Berry synthetic frock. Awful quality but great design. Very 1920s and reflects RUDE’S Scavenger Style. Canvas in background was rescued from landfill and covered in recycled fabric.

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Jen’s 3/4 cotton coat was rescued from the point of landfill. No brand and no care instructions but RUDE is loving it.

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RUDE is happy Jen has been saved from an untimely burial in the ground at landfill. For $5 and some TLC she has been rescued to grace RUDE’S blog and hallway.


Beat The Man by not being shy or hesitant, and rescue a damsel in distress!

Refashioned Exhibition – A Tribute Video

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Refashioned by Box Hill Institute Bachelor of Fashion students Rachel Mufale & My Ha San

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Refashioned by Box Hill Institute Bachelor of Fashion students Lauren Taylor & Sarah Sabatinelli

On Friday 28 August, 2015 RUDE Girl attended the Refashioned Exhibition held during Melbourne Spring Fashion Week at the Council of Adult Education in Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia.

What this exhibition inspired in me, is that there is hope that our young emerging fashion designers are being trained in sustainable fashion practices.  Whether this training can be transferred to an industry hell-bent on fast fashion, is yet to be realised on a full-scale.  It is my prediction, that the students I met and spoke with, will be prepared and ready to upcycle recycled fabric, as limited virgin resources become more and more a reality.

This exhibition was a huge highlight for RUDE Girl.  I was incredibly inspired first and foremost by the students I met  – Sarah Sabatinelli and Rachel Mufale.  These young women were knowledgeable and informative about their brief, and presented it well to the public.   And secondly, I was impressed by the stunning re-creations of all the students.  I made a comment that they must have exceptional tutors. 

This photo video of the exhibition that’s presented below was my first and only take.  In other words, my praises for this entire exhibition came with glowing ease and required no edits.  I simply had to pay tribute to the future of fashion, in this fashion.  Bravo Box Hill Institute of Fashion!

https://youtu.be/an_Vz_K5_LU