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« on: August 29, 2010 07:24:21 AM »

hey!
here's my problem: i want to make a poofed dress like this:
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk313/hunsha518/36-2.jpg
but i have no idea how I am going to make it like that! Shocked I understand that to make something poofy you have to use a lot of layers but isn't there an other way?
please let me know!
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010 09:02:51 AM »

The easiest way to poof out a dress is to use tulle petticoats.  Tulle is not expensive - about $2 a yard, or $1 if you buy it by the bolt.

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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2010 07:55:20 PM »

That dress has probably got a hoop skirt under it, to give it the bell shape.  A tulle petticoat would do it, but man, those things get hot and/or scratchy (depending on whether or not you line it).  A hoop skirt is exactly what it sounds like...a shaped skirt (usually A-line) with anywhere from one hoop in the bottom to five or six hoops each one bigger than the last, which are inserted into casings spaced down the length of the skirt.  The hoop is made out of special flexible hoop boning which you can get from places like http://www.farthingales.on.ca/  You can also purchase them pretty readily.
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2010 03:45:39 PM »

That dress has probably got a hoop skirt under it, to give it the bell shape.  A tulle petticoat would do it, but man, those things get hot and/or scratchy (depending on whether or not you line it).  A hoop skirt is exactly what it sounds like...a shaped skirt (usually A-line) with anywhere from one hoop in the bottom to five or six hoops each one bigger than the last, which are inserted into casings spaced down the length of the skirt.  The hoop is made out of special flexible hoop boning which you can get from places like http://www.farthingales.on.ca/  You can also purchase them pretty readily.
omg thankyou so much!
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