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How on earth are you supposed to sit whilst wearing one?

Mine is boned with steel.

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You step backwards toward the chair or seat and sit down - the back of your knees should be touching the seat. The farthingale, if properly made, will fold about you as you sit. This is true for every shape of farthingale except the very late "drum" shape, however it is made - you simply cannot get near enough to the back of the chair. Hence the use of stools, of course.

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I was thinking of sitting on a stool.

I will have a try tomorrow after dancing in it.
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Annis

I have made many farthingales, and I promise, this works.

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I tried it but it seemed to lift up at the front. But I have managed to work it out so the front stays down, which means I'll have to perch on the chair!
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If, as you sit down, you gently rest your hands on your skirt, in a ladylike manner of course, it should not lift. (And of course, when you have all the top layers in place, the weight of all that material will help to hold it down.)You have a fairly "normal" size farthingale - how wide is the steel, 3/8" or 5/8" - it looks as though it might be the wider one, which might explain the difficulty.

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It's 12mm.
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Annis wrote:It's 12mm.
That should be O.K. Is that Ninya's hoop pattern? I had a customer who had a problem with that one - I usually use the hoop from Hunnisett.

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I've just tried it, and it works!

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You're very welcome - I give classes in wearing costume - you should see some people - no idea!!

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:lol:
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