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As I said, I finished my crin today, so I thought I’d post some photos.

full crinoline photo

I know, it’s so gauche of me to post myself in my undergarments. You might even catch a glimpse of ankle later!

hoops photo

Here are the short hoops that form the base. As I said before, I was concerned about squeezing into the coach, should we get it, so this was my idea to circumvent a full hoop skirt. An added benefit is, I can easily grab the bottom of the hoops and hitch my skirt up a bit to keep it clean outdoors.

crin layers

Here you can see the various layers – periwinkle organza with polka dots, about 40 yards of light pink netting, and lilac taffeta.

All in all, I’m pleased with how it turned out, and I think it’ll do the job nicely. That being said, if I had to do it over again, I’d probably just buy a crinoline! It was a simple project, but took up a lot more time than I anticipated.

Oh, and the hoops are poly tubing, and my corset is boned with duct ties. So I totally did some of my dress shopping at Home Depot.

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I LOVE looking at inspiration boards, and I thought I’d give it a try.

A little decadent, but still natural, still fun. Fantasy and fairytale, without saying HAY GUYZ WE’RE AT DISNEY LOLZ

In other news, we were hit with “the blizzard” this weekend, and while I’d normally be thrilled to see that much snow, I was a little miffed to be snowed in on my birthday. But on the upside, I finally finished my crinoline. FOUNDATIONS ARE DONE. I’ll finally start on my dress next weekend!

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