Some of you might think: “All she does is blog, doesn’t she ever work on the clothes???”
FYI – I have actually come a long way with the stays since the last time I wrote about them! I just haven’t uploaded any photos of my progression from my camera to the computer yet. ^^; All the parts (except shoulder straps) have been sewn together, 95% of the channels are done and I’m currently working on strengthening the place for the lacing in the back with leather(!). I’ll upload some shots… later… 😛
Anywhooooos, I have this philosophy on making the stays – I want to make them look good, not good as in decorative really, but I want it to show that I have put down a lot of work in them! So I’ve decorated small areas where there won’t be any boning with some stitches (as I’ve seen on period stays). I’m also planning some other stuff that will be both decorative and practical – like putting pieces of leather under the arms for comfort; I’ve found beautiful examples of this, like:
And talking about decorative stays, have yo seen these from McCord Museum? Well have you had a closer look at them? Just follow the link and zoom in! Can you see the curved channels for the boning? Or is it for the boning? Can you do that with bone? In any case a very beautiful example!
Stay tuned for photos of the progress of my own stays!