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Isabella reporting,Whenever we share a photo of a mid-19th c. Lady in a hoopskirt or crinoline (like this fashionable women from 1860, below), we"re invariably asked exactly how those women sat in what amounts to one oversized wire lampshade tied roughly the waist.

So as soon as again us turned to among the girlfriend of our blog, historical seamstress and also re-enactor Jennifer Rosbrugh, for the answer. (Previously Jennifer confirmed us how to sit in a bustle
.) Jennifer freshly posted this video clip on her very own blog, and we feeling it to be well worth sharing. And also yes, if you own a hoop skirt, please try this in ~ home!Right: "Dressed because that a Party", Godey"s Lady"s Book, September, 1860.If you receive this short article by email, you may be see an empty an are where the video clip should be. Please go directly to the blog here to watch the video.
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Posted byIsabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scottat12:00 AMLabels:corsets,fashion history,Friday videos,historic dress,Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway ScottComments:
6comments: Laurianasaid...

That's very great advice!I have no suffer wearing 19th century layout cage crinolines however I go spend around 3 years together a bridal seamstress so i have explained how to sit in a modern-day corselette and tiny hoop skirt ( with just two little hoop in ~ knee and ankle height) quite often... And also no customer ever before seemed to uncover it normal to take treatment with sit down and also to sit straight, let alone perch...

February 13, 2015 in ~ 2:58 AMHelen Marshallsaid...

Many years ago I dressed together Martha Washington for a Halloween party. There is NO ladylike way to drive in a auto in a hoop skirt and there is particularly NO lady like way to use the 'facilities" in a hoop skirt. I had actually to be really aware that the area that the dress so i didn't hit over things on tables and I can get with doorways. After about an hour, i took off the skirt and enjoyed the rest of the party

February 13, 2015 in ~ 11:33 AMAnonymoussaid...

When you're sitting on her hoops, what does the feel like? execute you feel uncomfortable, as if you're sitting on a bar?

February 15, 2015 in ~ 8:38 AMMarlene Detierrosaid...

So, exactly how do you walk to the bathroom? yes, really don't mean to be uncouth, but we're all human being underneath clothes.MarleneInfo website for Ketchikan Fishing Charters Halibut

February 10, 2016 at 8:04 AMLilsaid...

When I was in high school, us wore dresses with hoops because that graduation. (Girls' school, no black robes *g*)We spent an afternoon practicing with the hoops for this reason our costume wouldn't walk flying up in front of us once we satellite down. It turned the end that it was very easy come do. And also going to the bathroom to be no more daunting than it to be with any kind of long or full skirt.

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February 13, 2017 at 8:22 AMAnonymoussaid...

with every little thing getting shorter these days, exactly how does one sit in a mini hoop skirt