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Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:22 pm
by Foxe
Hand stitched, hand embroidered, reed boned... four months...

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Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:53 am
by hamster
well done

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:57 am
by Jackie Phillips
Wow!

They are so incredibly beautiful, well done, you must be very proud.

Jackie

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:02 am
by Foxe
I ought to add, of course, that Mrs F. did all the work... I wasn't even allowed to help with the eyelets...

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:55 am
by lucy the tudor
Just fantastically beautiful work, you should be very proud. 8-)

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:53 am
by Shadowcat
Lovely work, brilliant fit, all round good job.

S.

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:16 pm
by Drachelis
Absolutely stunning

Cherry
Shadowlight Designs

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:18 pm
by Grania
Gorgeous!...if you're after anyone to teach.. :wink:

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:58 pm
by she2dd5
Lovely.

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:40 pm
by matilda
absolutely fantastic! stunning!

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:24 pm
by Miss Costello
There's no emoticon for 'we're not worthy!' just beautiful!

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:51 am
by mally ley
Wow, they are stunning :D

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:51 pm
by HegeWych
You are so clever - lovely

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:02 pm
by Sophia
Absolutely superb - I am in awe :D

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:31 pm
by sally
Really wonderful Image

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 7:58 pm
by nutmeg_bec
Glorious! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 8:17 pm
by Annis
Drop-dead gorgeous! :D

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 2:47 pm
by kate/bob
mine took twice that long and there's no emboridery on them! I hope you're not going to be putting a dress over them and hiding all that work!!!

Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 12:32 am
by frances
And you are going to wear them at ......?

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:33 pm
by Foxe
kate/bob wrote:mine took twice that long and there's no emboridery on them! I hope you're not going to be putting a dress over them and hiding all that work!!!


They're mostly going to live under a mantua (such is my understanding), so yup, some of it will be hidden, but the stomacher panel will be revealed in all its glory.

frances wrote:And you are going to wear them at ......?


Hmm, early 18thC events are a bit thin on the ground this year...

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:35 pm
by rowana
stunning work and such neat embroidery!

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:59 am
by frances
Can I be horrid and make a suggestion/ask a question:

The boning under the armholes - does it go right up to the top or have you left an inch or so free for comfort?

In the 18th century they used to put soft leather to bind the lower armhole as this will not rot from sweat in the same way that fabric does. Not that I am suggesting that you do anything other than glow gently, of course!

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:48 pm
by Foxe