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Cheat Sheet for Alcega Farthingale Hoop Sizes

I wrote this a little while back.  It’s simply a chart of hoop sizes to mimic the  shape and angle of the Alcega farthingale.  The chart is indexed by waist size and waist to ground measurement.  The full story of all the maths used to create this chart is available here.This file used to be attached to the end of the article only.  I thought it might want to live a life of its own….

You can download this file for free, but I would really appreciate it if you wanted to make a donation.


  1. Miri
    Miri March 19, 2013

    You Lady,
    are a life saver! As someone who believes that all numbers are mainly evil and sent to torment me, you have probably just saved the last rests of my sanity.

  2. Squire Jocelyn
    Squire Jocelyn December 7, 2013

    I’m sorry, I am not familiar with this site, but I don’t see the chart. Am I missing something?

    • missa
      missa December 7, 2013

      You’re not. I still haven’t fixed the code that manages my downloads section. :( I am sending the cheat sheet to the email addy linked to your comment. Hope it helps!

      • Squire Jocelyn
        Squire Jocelyn December 8, 2013

        Thank you! =)

      • jane
        jane December 9, 2013

        could you please send the file with measures of the hoops for lady 158 cm tall and 60 cm waist?

        • missa
          missa December 10, 2013

          I don’t speak metric, and right now 60/2.5 isn’t working for me. I will send you the chart I have – you may need to convert. I will try to convert the whole deal over to metric when, erm, I have free time? Don’t wait – be proactive! I haven’t managed to get the shop that makes money back online in months now!

  3. moira
    moira December 19, 2013

    would you please email me the cheat sheet. :) I would love to be able to work on one correctly. also can you recommend what to use as the hoop ( cord, reeds, modern metal) thank you

  4. Christine Brunner
    Christine Brunner December 26, 2013

    Good Lady,
    Firstly, I enjoyed your comments. Secondly I MUCH appreciate your research. Would you be kind enough to forward the file for a 33 inch waist and 5’7″ height?
    Thank you.

    • missa
      missa December 28, 2013

      Hi, Christine,

      I just sent it. Hope it helps! :)

  5. Susan Dickinson
    Susan Dickinson December 31, 2013

    Your research contains all of the information which I have been needing. I would be very grateful if you could send me your ‘cheat sheet’.
    Many thanks indeed for all of the work which you put into this.

    • missa
      missa December 31, 2013

      Hi, Susan,
      I just sent it. Happy New Year!

  6. Sofia Norr
    Sofia Norr January 29, 2014


    Allthough you lost me on the trig-part I enjoyed your article and would dearly like to see the ‘cheat sheet’ :)

    Many thanks!

    • missa
      missa January 29, 2014

      Hi, Sophia – I just sent you a copy. :)

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