totchipanda (totchipanda) wrote,


Woohoo! I have pattern directions in hand and am ready to start on making my very first cage hoop. I've made a couple bustles and a farthingale, this is the first hoop!

It wouldn't be a project without me waffling on fabrics though. I don't need a lot for the bag, so I'm leaning towards something fun. But I can't afford/don't want to wait/insert other reasons bone casing tape, so I'm going to make them. I don't have any boning to use though. My BFF N. should have a bunch of old salvaged hoops (1/4"), and I kind of really want to use the same plumbing tubing that's in my farthingale. But I also need this hoop to come to LA with me, and while the plumbing tubing is light, it's bulkier than hoop wire, and less able to be twisted around into a suitcase. I could probably arrange it so that the hoops could be replaced with wire when it's time to travel with them, but that seems like a lot of extra work.

Of course I don't have the hoop wire or tubing on hand, but that doesn't mean I can't start the hoop itself. Fun fabric or boring fabric?

I also did some laundry. I got a bunch of linen in my aunt's estate. Hilariously, I didn't unfold it completely and it didn't come free in the wash, so there was some dry spots. Hee.

ETA: I picked out a few options. I have a pink speckled cotton (2 yd), a white or very pale soft green with a very light swirl pattern cotton (2 yd), and a blue-on-blue tiny floral cotton (3 yd). I'm leaning towards the blue, as it gives me the most flexibility with making boning channels.
Tags: elliptical cage hoop
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