18th century pocket hoops

Added Jul 26, 2010

by katexxxxxx

Sittingbourne, U...

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Description

These poacket hoops make the 18th century gown stand out at the sides. You can also hide stuff in them! The pattern was taken from another set that came from The Royal Opera House.

Material Notes

The pocket hoops are made out of polycotton sheeting with cotton twill tape casings and 5/8" heavy duty steel boning for the hoops. They have a base and an access slit so they can be used like giant pockets.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Costume

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    Nov 8, 2010, 04.38 PMby goddessof

    lovely

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    Sep 2, 2010, 05.32 PMby Pauline Pepsi

    Beautiful work i have been lookin for a way of making hoops well done!

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    Aug 16, 2010, 03.14 PMby shazzie

    Great! so lovely to see…..

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    Jul 28, 2010, 12.42 AMby nessys

    Again, these are incredible and display your talents to their zenith! I love the grace and modesty of those times – sorely lacking in these days of people out in public in tracksuits, (I have no beef with them being worn at home – but in public? Not so elegant . . . ) and low-slung jeans showing nude “muffin tops” (at the least) spilling over the sides! Sure, back then they showed lovely décolletage – but at least it was elegant!

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      Jul 28, 2010, 09.00 AMby katexxxxxx

      A friend put it succunctly: Boob cleavage rocks, bum cleavage sucks! ;)

      Thank you. It’s a chance to make some really fun stuff and then WEAR it! :D

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    Jul 26, 2010, 06.21 PMby captain-leslie

    lovely so cool!

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      Jul 26, 2010, 10.10 PMby katexxxxxx

      Thanks. Fun too!

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    Jul 26, 2010, 05.06 PMby cantare

    I took historic costume this past semester and have always giggled at the fashions that were oh-so a la mode back when. We tend to diminish our hips these days…but we do a lot worse in other areas! :/ I like the whole outfit, I can’t wait to see the whole ensemble!

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      Jul 26, 2010, 10.09 PMby katexxxxxx

      Some of the gowns from this time period are completely bonkers! But lots of fun… Still lots to do.

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    Jul 26, 2010, 04.30 PMby marvage

    Kate – this is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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      Jul 26, 2010, 10.08 PMby katexxxxxx

      It’s a lot of fun. And thank you. :)

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