A very pretty elliptical skirt which must be worn over the elliptical cage crinoline for best results.
The front and sides are gored, fitted to the waist witha pleat at each seam which makes size variations easy. The full back is tightly gathered into a few inches. There are 9 skirt panels altogether and it is approximately 185" around the hem. The centre back has a placket, so there is no complicated closure (the Victorians didn't have zips!). The skirt is 42" from waist to floor lenthening to 49" at the back in order to be floor length all around the elliptical cage crinoline beneath.
The skirt pattern is multi sized as per the chart below, and you will need hooks and eyes to close the waist.
The elliptical crinoline pattern can be found here.