View Full Version : Crinoline... the bandy, leathery lookin part of it

Cyber Wolf
06-27-2003, 02:11 AM
I've seen a bunch of threads and posts on crinoline, but I wasn't exactly sure if it that term pertained to the material or the strappy part of it. (for those who have no clue what I'm talking about ^^;;, it's those white strips under Mana's Le Ciel dress that is also used in EGL wear that I'm talking about). Anyway, has anyone happened to make this? Any tips or anything?

06-27-2003, 03:02 AM
covered boning, I would think?

someone in a Le Ciel thread mentioned she made a Le Ciel Mana (Nikki?), maybe you could ask her.

06-27-2003, 05:19 AM
It's probably hoop wire or boning, if I understand your question correctly. The word "crinoline" can apply either to a stiff type of fabric or to a supporting underskirt, which can be anything from a floofy petticoat to a hoop skirt.

Cyber Wolf
06-27-2003, 08:20 AM
Yeah, boning, that's what I was referring to, thanks. I'll go ask cutekawaii about it. ^____^

07-06-2003, 03:17 PM
Okay, let me see. In the Le Ciel Mana costume, that is NOT crinoline. Crinoline is a peice of clothing (made out of crunchy synthetic material) that goes underneathe a skirt to make it fuller, without using hoops. I used two to make my KKJ costume for AB03 (see my gallery for the effect it gives).

In the Le Ciel costume, he is using a hoop skit with sheer fabric over it.

I hope this helped a little bit.

07-06-2003, 05:05 PM
The word "crinoline" originally meant a supporting garment made out of crinoline fabric, but it can also mean a hoop skirt. :)