How to Make a Circumference Cage Crinoline

This week we got a request for how to make a cage crinoline.  What is it?  It is a slip that allows a limp skirt to stand out in a circle, like Scarlet O’Hara’s in Gone With the Wind.

The instructions on how to make a 220″ circumference cage crinoline. The materials involved start with elastic at the waistline and tricot (single knit light weight fabric for making slips).  As it descends to the hips the crinoline starts being gathered at that area resulting in a larger circumference at the bottom (roughly 6″ down). There put your first row of boning.  After that attach another row of crinoline (stiff netting) this time 8″ wide,  Then another larger circumference of boning, and then another row 12″ wide and so on until it is the length and fullness desired.  I suggest you plan it out on paper for the length and fullness you want as a successful result.  When you estimate the amount of fabric, netting and boning, get much more or the tricot so that you can put a layer of tricot between the wearer and the crinoline.  Crinoline is nice and stiff netting but it is quite scratchy and uncomfortable.  There is usually a slip of tricot inside with an outer layer of the descending larger and larger circumference crinoline I have described above.  Both are together and wrapped around the elastic at the waist.

Thank you for your interesting question.
Michigan’s MoM Sewing Services

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