This is an absolutely stellar result, but do you know whether it would work on longer skirts? One of the costumes I have my eye on has a floor-length circular skirt and while it's not ruffled, it does have some body and poof. If you didn't gather the waist hem, would the horse hair be strong enough to keep a nice circular hem?
I'm referring to this costume: sta.sh/01jldrheyt2u
I have a floor-length petticoat but I don't think I like the material and the hoop is also broken so it's not a perfect circle, so I'm just looking for alternatives here.
Gosh, I kind of ended up asking you a totally different question. :S Sorry!