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Fluffy hoop skirt by Stahlrose Fluffy hoop skirt by Stahlrose
New hoop skirt, 320cm circumference at the bottom, 4 metal hoops, tulle ruffles.

Since my old "small" hoop skirt was quite worn out, I wanted to make a new one in time for an event at samhain - I didn't have the time so I had to wear the old one then - luckily, because I accidentially got into a burning candle on the floor and not only my latest gown got destroyed, but also the undesrkirt and the hoop skirt.

But luckily nothing happenend to myself apart from a blister on my hand.
Since the hoop skirt was already worn out I was glad that I didn't have the new one yet that evening.
The underskirt can be replaced as well and the remnants of the old one will be turned into something beautifully new as well. And I can repair the overgown as well - so everythings fine :)
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ViolinGoddess Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Brilliant in concept and design, and kicking ass in your execution! I have a hoop skirt of my own, and also a Cartridge-pleated strapless dress (My homage to Amy Brown Style Faeries). Although I didn't use tulle, the sheer black organza was probably the more masochistic of fabric choices to work with!

Anyway, your work is excellently crafted, as always! Your color/design choices merge to create clothing that "makes a fantastically BOLD statement" (sorry about the cliche phrase). But that statement that is elegant, powerful, and unforgettable!!!

You were one of the first costumers that caught my eye when I first joined DA. It's too bad that California and Germany are so far apart. I'd love to get to know you and your techniques, inspirations, etc..better. ( I sound like a dorky-stalker-uber-fan!) Sorry about that.

Most Sincerely;
Violin Goddess
~Goddess Couture~
Meghan E. Doty
Stahlrose Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hello back :)

I'm so sorry that my reply took such a long time, I was very busy and I am still a bit, so I had to cut dwn some internet activities for a while.
Thanks a lot for your kind words, I really appreciate them and it makes me happy that you like my designs that much :)

I write a lot more about my inspirations and stuff on my blog and homepage, but the last needs to be updated, I made the last changes in 2008, tried to work on it in the meantime but never had enough time to do something that can be shown. I'm thinking about an english version - at least for some parts of it. If there are some more who are interested in my work, I will do it :)

Many greetings

ViolinGoddess Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Don't worry about the late responses. There seems to be a lot of that going around. No Worries!! Life Happens! If I may say, you are one of the DA artists that I can list off from memory that really impress me, and I would love to get into a Stitch-&-Bitch with!!Share tips and tricks, talk shop, etc! Maybe that's a good idea for a journal post of mine. Since I've only done 1, on the death of my Nana, at the age of 98.

Stahlrose Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm back - and hopefully will be for a longer time now.

Thanks for your patience :) - yes, life can be quite time consuming :D - it still is and it's not the best time for me at the moment, but well, life goes on and I presume that things will be better one day :)

Thankd again for your kind words, I really appreciate them, at the moment even more, makes me feel a lot better to read such :)

If you still want to make a journal post, let me know if I can be of any help :) - I'll upload the stuff I made in the meantime, I made new stuff, of course, and I hope some of my followers here are still with me, even after such a long time of being absent :)
Noirin-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah wundervoll :P
NocturnaMalefica Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
toll... :blackrose:
Stahlrose Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
zebrrra Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
hi! superschön! wie lang brauchst du für so einen rock? und was genau ist ein "pleater foot"?
Stahlrose Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Danke :)

Dauert schon ein bissl - ist ja nur der Reifrock über den die Übergewänder dann erst drüber getragen werden.

Und ein "Pleater Foot" ist ein Faltenleger - ein Spezialfuß der den Stoff selbsstätig beim Nähen in Falten legt. Spart irre Zeit das Ding ;)
zebrrra Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
ein faltenleger. wie genial ist das denn. aber ich glaub, für meine billigsdorfer nähmaschine wird es sowas nicht geben... naja, hätte im moment eh kein geld dafür.

und sag mal... du magst nicht zufällig ein tutorial auf deutsch zu theme corsetts nähen machen *liebschau* find deine sachen echt schön!
Stahlrose Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
So ein Ding geht auch an billigen Gurken (meine Zweitmaschine ist ein Billig-Plastikding - die Teile sind genormt was gewisse baugruppen angeht) - ich hab ein Set via Ebay erstanden, da waren dann noch einige Füße mit bei die zB das Nähen von lack und Kunstleder und ähnlich schwierigem Krempel auch ungemein erleichtern.

Wegen Korsett-Tutorial: hab ich vor Jahren schon erledigt ;) guckst Du auf meine Homepage: unter "Anleitungen" :) - die Page ist nur leider etwas veraltet *hust* ich komm grad nicht zum Coden ...
zebrrra Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
oooo, das klingt dann natürlich spannend! werd ich mal die elektrobucht durchsuchen ;-)

und deine hp führ ich mir mal zu gemüte, wenn ich grad nicht in der arbeit sitz ;-) aber cool, da freu ich mich schon drauf!
VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow impressive! Must have taken ages to ruffle that all :o But it was worth it, such a nice skirt :heart:
And I'm sorry to hear about your accident, what a shame =/ But yeah hoopskirts and their lethality, woah :D I once read about a burned out fabric somewhere around 1860 in which all of the employees died because their hoopskirts made it all so lethal. So luckily you only had a blister :D Though I doubt whether you'd be any safer with a bunch of petticoats stacked on top of eachother :D
Stahlrose Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) I have a pleater foot for my machine, it still is time consuming with that but much better than making the ruffles the traditional way ;)

I've heard about such accidents as well - and I'm pretty sure that petticoats are way more dangerous than hoop skirts - mine held the burning fabric away from my legs and I got the blister as I extincted the flames - I wore gloves, luckily again.

It's good that nowadays electric light isn't that dangerous for big skirts any more :)
VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh haha nice, long live the pleater foot :D I almost went crazy last time I had to ruffle about 8 meters of fabric. And indeed, we're quite lucky with modern technology^^ Though most people don't particularly have a big risk anymore, it's not like they wear big and long skirts, quite the contrary.
Andecaya Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one is beautiful! :D
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