I found this in my search of trying find a bell shape for Flame Princess. I really wasn't satisfied with any of the patterns I bought.
Thought it may be very helpful to someone else as well!
She uses the "traditional" way of making a hoop, with adding boning into a skirt. I'm going to try substituting that with the hose+ribbon method. But Step 1 to 3 was extremely helpful.
I also used Flame Princess's exact measurements and proportions to draft it, so let me know if you'd like to know my math for that ^^ (or the way I did it rather)
Took my measurements right off of this picture: http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__...mePrincess.png
This only works for full circle hoops! No half/cut in the middle or oval ones.
EDIT: I actually just finished drafting it. I'd say it took me maybe 30 minutes to an hour start to finish?
A correction: you actually still need to follow step 1 all the way to 6 even if you're making a hoop like this: http://thedreamstress.com/2009/08/th...ter-next-time/
Step 4 will give you the length you need the ribbons to be (minus any seam allowance). Then when you get your circumference, you can add those all up and go get tubing