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Hand-made stays

Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:55 pm
by Annis
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

Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:01 pm
by lidimy
Very excited to seeing the finished project! I would have been gutted if they didn't fit!! :D :D :o

Re: Hand-made stays

Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:03 pm
by Annis
So would I!

Re: Hand-made stays

Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:44 pm
by lucy the tudor
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

Re: Hand-made stays

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:40 am
by Annis
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:

Re: Hand-made stays

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:31 pm
by lucy the tudor
I shall look forward to it, never thought of you as a shrinkiing violet re photos... :wink:

Re: Hand-made stays

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:13 am
by Annis
Here you go Lucy.

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And one with my pockets too.

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Re: Hand-made stays

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:10 pm
by lidimy
So cute!

Re: Hand-made stays

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:24 am
by lucy the tudor
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-)

Re: Hand-made stays

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:28 pm
by Grania
Gorgeous! Congratulations! You'll have to train me :)

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

Re: Hand-made stays

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:45 pm
by Annis
Thanks :D

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