An Elliptical Hoop and Petticoat

My elliptical petticoat made from the Laughing Moon Hoops and Bustles patterns. I love the shape of this, and it went together rather easily. The only problem I had was I made my normal size and it fit very closely over the hips. I ended up having to take the pieces apart and re-sew them using a very small seam allowance.

I used the bustle pad in the pattern as well and attached it to the inside of the waistband. This made the skirt stand out just a little more in back.

The petticoat is from the Period Costume for Stage and Screen seven panel skirt pattern. I've since removed the train as it didn't want to stay put under the dress.

My Costumes
The Mid-Nineteenth Century

I'd like to go home!