This pattern offers a choice of 5 boned hoops and bustles, plus a bustle pad. All views are copies of extant period hoops and bustles.
View A is a bell shaped hoop skirt popular from 1856-1863 and 1869 and 1876.
View B is an “elliptic” skirt 1863-1871.
View C is a bustle, hoop and train supporter 1869-1876, 1883-1889.
View D and E bustles were worn during the second bustle period of 1883-1889.
View F is a bustle pad worn throughout the Victorian and into the Edwardian periods. More information and resources are contained in the pattern.