View Full Version : Compacting hoopskirts
02-10-2009, 12:38 AM
me and my sisters are trying to compact our hoops skirts so we can fit more into a trunk and we have a couple 6 bones, a 5bone, and a 3bone. I just bought mine off ebay and they sent it all compact but how do you get it that small again? if yall have any tips that would be amazing!
02-10-2009, 07:55 AM
1. Drop a hoop on the floor. It should telescope into itself, leaving a big concentric ring of hoops.
2. While keeping it flat on the floor, grab it in the middle with one hand, and squish the bones together where you're grabbing it. The hoop will sort of form two circles, one above the other on the floor. Sort of a figure 8 with your hand holding it in that confirguration.
3. Reach down with your other hand (get help for this if you like), and take one loop of the figure 8, twist it up and over so that it's now resting on top of the other loop of the figure 8. Some people describe this as "folding the two halves of the figure 8 so that they are resting one over the other" a little string to tie it down. The hoop will want to spring back unless you tie it.
4. You now should have a little folded over ring of hoop skirt more or less about a foot in diameter. I've packed a hoop skirt this way into carry on luggage.
Hope the directions are clear.
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