TV103E - 1865 Elliptical Cage Crinoline E-Pattern
Zoom image

TV103E - 1865 Elliptical Cage Crinoline E-Pattern

Not rated yet

This is a downloadable pattern that you can print at home, on your standard printer with Letter/A4 size paper, or that you can have printed by a professional printer, like Kinkos. 

The Elliptical cage crinoline was the main support foundation for the later- and post-Civil War period of 1863-1868. Called a "cage" because of the cage-like appearance created by the hoop wires and vertical support tapes, this type of crinoline offers maximum support capabilities for a perfect shape, combined with flexibility for comfortable wear. Our Elliptical shape is narrow over the hips, close to the body in front, and dramatically expanded to the rear; the most popular shape for 1865-1866 skirts.

Our crinoline is 126" in circumference at the hem, 36" in length to hem level, and has 12 hoop wires to support the weight of heavy skirts. The self-supporting, elliptical shape is maintained by strategically placed vertical supports, as well as ties on the inside of the 4 top hoops. A "bag" at the hem keeps the wearer from stepping through the hoops.

Limit one download per purchase.

  • $10.00
  • SKU

Yardage requirements:

Fabric: Use broadcloth, muslin, calico, etc.
--- 45" wide or greater, 1 3/4 yards.
--- 43" or less, 2 yards.

Bone Casing: 141/4 yards. Use 3/4" wide bone casing or other tubular casing.
Grosgrain Ribbon: 7 3/4 yards. Use 7/8" wide ribbon.
Hoop Wire: 28 1/2 yards (three 12 yard rolls). Use 1/2" wide, plastic coated hoop wire.
Belting: 11/2 yards. Use 3/4" wide, thin webbed belting.
Tie strings: 4 yards. Use narrow ribbon, laces, etc.
Notions: one buckle, 3/4" wide, must fit belting and hold firm. Eight (8) 1/2" U-tips to cover ends of hoop wire.

Sizing information

This crinoline is given as one-size-fits-all, and can be easily adjusted to size by letting out or taking up the tie strings inside.

Customer reviews
Please sign in to add review
There are no comments yet. Be the first to leave a comment
Related products
Drop items here to shop
Product has been added to your cart
  • Drag and drop me to the cart
    • $13.00

    Not rated yet
  • Drag and drop me to the cart
    • $13.50

    Score: 4.67 (votes: 3)