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12-01-2011, 02:55 PM
I want to make a hoop skirt which will probably take around 20 yards of hoop boning. It will be showing so it can;t be made ofa substitute material. The cheapest I found for a 3/4 inch wide boning was $75 for a 25 yard roll. Please Halp!

12-01-2011, 05:58 PM
EDIT: better info

Check this out (http://fuchsias18thcdress.wordpress.com/2009/05/18/boning-for-pocket-hoops-check/). Thin metal strapping, which should just about do you. The narrower stuff is much cheaper; I've seen rolls like that in the plumbing sections of all the big-box hardware stores around here.

Ororo Monroe
12-06-2011, 08:50 PM
This site might help in the construction of your hoop.
Also this site may still sell kits and patterns or just patterns.
I know some sutler sell both cloth covered and caged crinolines of all sorts. Quality varies greatly.