Would voile be ok to use for a swishy petticoat? I have about 1.5m lurking in my box of tricks. It's not quite big enough to do a curtain for any of the windows here which must be what I originally bought it for (I think).
As a child I had the big sticky out petticoat, not the 1950s net variety but a cotton version which was starched to within an inch of its' life. Spray starch would not be dense enough, it would need to be soaked in starch, rolled up in a towel and ironed from the back when damp.