A couple of grown-ups who play dress-up (or at least make things to dress up in).
Historically inspired, fantasy, cosplay and vintage; we make whatever inspires us. Robin is lean and elegant, a thoughtful perfectionist. Lisa prefers to make rather than to wear, finding inspiration in the oddest places. We are retired and sew whenever we aren't traveling.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Making a hoop skirt - Robin
I had originally thought to make an adjustable hoop skirt/farthingale but decided to make two separate undergarments.
Round and round I go. The dang thing is 130" in diameter with 4 hoop channels. This is taking a lot longer than I thought.
The hoop wire is cut, the bottom bag is sewn and the grosgrain ribbon has channels sewn into it. Try not to use yellow tracing paper on white stuff - you'll go blind and after a while you won't even be able to see your markings! The directions say to use tape to put the hoop wire together, but I don't like that idea because once I sew up the bag, I won't be able to get to them in case something slips without ripping seams, so I'm going to the hardware store to get some epoxy. That ought to hold the suckers. I need to find some of that plastic stuff you dip the ends of boning wire with, too, so work is halted for now. After that, it should go a lot faster.