Date: 02-22-2006, 01:56 PM (1 of 4)
|I am making Reenactment Costumes. I need help in locating affordable hoop wire or a substitute for the hoop wire for an 1850's hoop slip. Can anyone help?||
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From: Melanie T
Date: 02-22-2006, 05:39 PM (2 of 4)
Amazon Drygoods, Davenport Iowa. Their general merchandise catalog costs $4, but has the hoop wire and premade hoops for a reasonable price (not cheap, reasonable) and many other findings for making period costumes.
They also have many reproduction items for reinactments and we often use them for hands on activities at the local historical museum.
I purchased wire, tips, etc. from them and made one hoop, but found for the time and effort as well as the findings, it was well worth it to just have the people purchase the hoops already done for the other outfits that I did.
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Date: 02-22-2006, 09:44 PM (3 of 4)
Weird. I grew up right across the river from Davenport Iowa. I've driven on the street the store is on as recently as last summer. I'll have to take a look this summer and see if I can find it. Such a small world we live in.
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Date: 02-23-2006, 06:18 PM (4 of 4)
If anyone receives the Simplicity email newsletter, they sent a picture of the most beautiful costume/wedding gown I have seen in a while.
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