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How to make a hoop skirt (crinoline)
This is how I made the hoop skirt for my Scarlett O'Hara Barbecue dress costume.

Posted by Pauline A. from Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain • Published See Pauline A.'s 7 projects »
  • How to make a costume. How To Make A Hoop Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Skirt pieces:
    -1: 150 x 40 cm (coutil/heavy cotton)
    -2: 300 x 40 cm (coutil/heavy cotton)
    -3: 400 x 20 cm (tulle or coutil/heavy cotton) (lengthen according to your height).

    You also need:
    -10 m. of plastic boning
    -10 m of bias tape
    - a ribbon long enough to tie around your waist (waist x 2)

    Sew a line (or 2 depending of the thickness of your fabric) of gathering at the top of each skirt pieces.

  • How to make a costume. How To Make A Hoop Skirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Join all the skirt pieces together like on the drawing.

    On the wrong side of the fabric, stitch the bias tape to create casing for the boning. I made 4 rows: one in the center of skirt 1, one on the first seam allowance, one in the center of skirt 2 and one on the bottom seam allowance.

    Let the extremities of the tape free (about 3-4 cm).

    Stitch the back seam, keeping the tape out of the way.

    Insert the plastic boning inside the casing (make sure the boning is a few cm longer than the circomference so that it overlaps and doesn't tear the fabric).

    Finish to close the casing over the back seam by hand.

    Fold the fabric to the inside at the waist to create a waistband. Pass the ribbon through the opening and pull tigh around your waist.

  • How to make a costume. How To Make A Hoop Skirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    There you go! Ready for the barbecue at Tara!

  • How to make a costume. How To Make A Hoop Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    You can complete the look with a boned corset and an overskirt (to smooth the hoop skirt lines and add more volume).

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Linda W.
Linda W. · Mt Vernon, Illinois, US
Love going to try to make one hope it turns out good
Gypsum.Craft · Edmond, Oklahoma, US · 6 projects
Marlene L.
Marlene L. · Pretoria, Gauteng, ZA · 1 project
I hope the plastic boning is not going to twist and turn like my attempt earlier this morning...Off to the fabric shop again.
Dark Rose
Dark Rose · 4 projects
Oh my gosh! Amazing!

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