Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Digest Number 1405
- I am in search of how to make a wheeled farthingale. It will need to hold very heavy dress/ skirt fabric, which is where my problem is. What are your experiences with this construction? Has anyone tried it with the flat front and the hoops on side and back? How do you keep the tention on the hoops?
Thank you for your help
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- I haven't done a wheeled farthingale yet, but I have made a Spanish
farthingale, bucket panniers, and a bustle from the patterns in Jean
Hunnisett's Costuming for Stage and Screen. I just looked up her
version of the wheeled farthingale and it looks like she used some
sort of cane for the support. I'm not sure where you might find that,
but at least that might give you an idea. You might also want to go
to www.farthingales.on.ca to look through their stuff. I know the
lady there is really good about answering questions, so you might want
to give her a try as well. Also, there is a Yahoo group just for
Elizabethan costuming and someone over there might have more
experience with that sort of thing. Good luck, hope that helps.