Truly Victorian 1865 Elliptical Cage Crinoline
Our crinoline is 126" in circumference at the hem, 36" in length to hem level, and has 12 hoop wires to support the weight of heavy skirts. The self-supporting, elliptical shape is maintained by strategically placed vertical supports, as well as ties on the inside of the 4 top hoops. A "bag" at the hem keeps the wearer from stepping through the hoops.
This pattern requires:
3 Twelve yard rolls of Hoop Boning
14.25 yards 3/4" Bone Casing
8 Half Inch Boning Tips or Hoop Boning Connectors
1.5 yards 3/4" Twill Tape
Fabric, Ribbon, Ties, Buckle