The Hooped Bustle is perfect to support the transitional styles of 1869-1873. This
petticoat style bustle has four shorter wires that form a large bustle, and six hoop wires around
the entire skirt. The hem circumference is between 80″ and 104″, depending on size. And with
the top hoop starting at the mid/upper thigh, it will support aprons beautifully. Panels inside the
bustle lace together, to allow for adjustment of the bustle size and shape. The waist band has a
drawstring to allow for minor sizing fluctuations.
Sizing and Yardage Information:
All the sizes are included, as given below.
|Fabric 44/45″||4 ¼ yds or 3 .9 m|
|Fabric 60″||2 7/8 yds or 2.6 m|
|Bone Casing||17 yds
|Hoop Wire*||19 yds 17 m||19 yds 18 m||20 yds 19 m||21 yds 20 m||22 yds 20 m||23 yds 21 m||24 yds 22 m|
Notions: 5 – 5 ½ yard tie-string. 12 grommets.
Fabric: Medium cotton fabrics, like broadcloth, cambric, etc. For Bone Casing – use bone
casing, boning tape, bias tape, etc.
*Hoop wires 1-4 may need heavier wire, or doubled wire, to support the bustle under heavy
skirts. If so, add 3 yards wire for wires 1-4 if doubled. If replacing with heavier wire, use 3
yards of heavy wire and then subtract 2 yards or regular wire from yardage listed above.