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19 February 2010 @ 09:15 pm
yay, such sillies!!!  
I've been working on the hoops today, and boy are they silly! I do love them though, so much! Want to see how sill they are? Then
So frilly!! But luckily the frills don't make bumps under the petticoat, in fact they seem to soften the lines of the hoops, I was very worried it would be the otherwise.

Please ignore the slippers!

I like the shape these hoops give so much better than my old pocket hoops.

So now I need to sew the hoops to the vertical strips, finish the loops the waist band goes through and sort out some kind of fastening. Then I think I can get on with the dress, starting with pleating the back :)
Current Mood: happyhappy
sarahlizzisarahlizzi on February 19th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
they are completely silly - in a fabulous way! and they give a lovely silhouette!
meganmlsdesigns on February 20th, 2010 09:39 am (UTC)
Hee hee, thank you! I'm so glad that the sillyness didn't stop me getting the shape I wanted, that was the actual reason to make them after all!!
Samanthareine_de_coudre on February 19th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
how fun! i love them!!
meganmlsdesigns on February 20th, 2010 09:42 am (UTC)
Thank you, me too :D
Sabrinamala_14 on February 19th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC)
So pretty and frilly! They look awesome!
meganmlsdesigns on February 20th, 2010 09:43 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm a sucker for frilly :o)
Katherinekoshka_the_cat on February 20th, 2010 02:02 am (UTC)
Hee! So wonderfully silly!
meganmlsdesigns on February 20th, 2010 09:59 am (UTC)
I know! I like being silly :D
Lauralmcbeth on February 20th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
frilly and silly! Wonderful! I love them!
meganmlsdesigns on February 20th, 2010 09:59 am (UTC)
Thank you!!!
Val (w/ Chloe & Rudy, my two kitties)chloeandrudy on February 20th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
Yep, totally silly. Better send them to me.
meganmlsdesigns on February 20th, 2010 10:00 am (UTC)
Not on your nellie!!!! They're all mine!
(Anonymous) on February 20th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
Ahh! They are SO cute!! Umm so yeah... if they go missing while you are in Virginia I won't know anything about it! :P
Jenny La Fleurjennylafleur on February 20th, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
Now how did I get logged out... silly LJ!
meganmlsdesigns on February 20th, 2010 10:00 am (UTC)
Don't you dare young lady!! Remember, I'll now where you live by then!!
tailordrewstailordrews on February 20th, 2010 11:06 am (UTC)
Whow, thats beautifull! You know recently i found a picture of an original 18th century hoop wich was made this way with tapes, and i was very pleased to find it, it was the german site, dont remember the name. You can shape your hoops much better this way, and make them whatever shape you like................
Now i am thrilled to see the rest you are doing!

marcinemarcine on February 22nd, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
Pretty -- frilly and blue. What's not to like?
meganmlsdesigns on February 23rd, 2010 12:16 pm (UTC)
thank you! my thoughts exactly!
Aubrygirliegirl32786 on February 26th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)
Squeee!! Those are so cute!!!
Carlybellamissella on February 22nd, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
I know it's been forever since you made these, but I've been reading through your journal as I'm going to be starting my first sack-back, and I absolutely love these! So I have a few questions if you don't mind... Did you use a pattern, or just figure them out proportion wise yourself? Did you use crinoline boning? How did you make them hold their shape? Are there ties across the sides from front to back? I had a pair of pocket hoops that I lent to someone and never got back so I need to make something to replace them and ruffly hoops are just too silly and fun to pass up for my second pair! :)
meganmlsdesigns on February 22nd, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
I figured them out by myself, I put my pocket hoops (made from the pattern in corsets and crinolines I think) on Meg and draped a tape measure round at the level of each hoop, then cut boning that size with extra for 'just in case' accidents! then I put a waist band on Meg and played with the tape placement round my waist and pinned the top hoop on, fiddling till it looked right and hung level, then I measured down the same amount for the other 2. If you like I can measure my hoops to give you an idea of where you might start from?
Otherwise, perhaps you could stand in front of a mirror and measure the width you want, and guess how deep you are from front to back, and use those 2 measurements to work out the rough rectangle shape, then cut that length of boning and loop it round to start playing?
Also, if I'd had any rigeline I'd have used it for paterning, I was lucky I cut the right size lengths straight off, but otherwise it could have become quite wasteful!
You will be sooo pleased with them! They're a dream to dance in, they move so perfectly!