I’m 8 days late but I’ve finally got it finished. I give you ….
The Challenge: HSF 14: Challenge #4 Under it all. Elliptical hoops.
Notions: Grosgrain ribbons, bias tape and corner protectors used for hoops. Yup, I said corner protectors…like for keeping wallpaper from peeling in the corners.
Then I folded the two edges together so the glue strips stuck together.
The strips were pretty long, so it was only the bottom few hoops that they weren’t long enough. This is where the string tape came in handy. I was able to attach two strips together to make one long one. These strips were then slid into the channels I made with the bias tape. They went in beautifully!
How historically accurate is it? About 50%. The materials used are out there! But the shape is fine.
Hours to complete: Felt like 9,000
First worn: Not yet
Total cost: @$55
The original plan was to hem the skirt once the support hoops were done but now I have lost so much time on the bodice challenge (oh yeah, it is gonna be late too) that I’m gonna have to put that on the back burners again.