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Hand-made stays

Postby Annis » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:55 pm

I just thought I'd share with you my recent accomplishment of a pair of C18th stays. These stays are completely and entirely hand sewn and took 2 months, 2 weeks and 1 day to make (with several days of not doing sewing at all due to events and lazyness), oh, and the help of Lidimy for the patterning :wink:

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Re: Hand-made stays

Postby lidimy » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:01 pm

Very excited to seeing the finished project! I would have been gutted if they didn't fit!! :D :D :o


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Postby Annis » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:03 pm

So would I!


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Re: Hand-made stays

Postby lucy the tudor » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:44 pm

Yep, those pillows look most comfortable and well supported- have you gotten shy Quiet One? No picture of you in them?
Nice work though 8-) :D


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Re: Hand-made stays

Postby Annis » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:40 am

Ha ha, thanks! Alas, pillows don't have boobs or bones (bit freaky if they did) so not a true representation of how they acutally fit. No, not shy at all, just that at the time I had to fix the busk and I wanted to finish off my smock before those sort of photos, it will come in due course :wink:


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Postby lucy the tudor » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:31 pm

I shall look forward to it, never thought of you as a shrinkiing violet re photos... :wink:


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Re: Hand-made stays

Postby Annis » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:13 am

Here you go Lucy.

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And one with my pockets too.

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Postby lidimy » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:10 pm

So cute!


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Re: Hand-made stays

Postby lucy the tudor » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:24 am

That's better, now we can see how beautifully they fit.
Seriously well done there, Quiet one, I'm liking the simple cap as well- it sits nicely.
Proper job 8-)


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Re: Hand-made stays

Postby Grania » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:28 pm

Gorgeous! Congratulations! You'll have to train me :)

I managed pockets over my holiday...not quite as impressive somehow :wasntme:


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Re: Hand-made stays

Postby Annis » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:45 pm

Thanks :D

That cap was annoying, it didn't sit right at all!


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