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18th Century Half-Boned Stays (Part 4)

This is a quick post to show I haven’t forgotten about the stays!

I finished altering the channel placement in the tabs and put in the boning. I had to redo the linen lining because the stays “shrank” once the boning was completed.

It is hard to get a good picture right now because the stays won’t lie flat anymore due to the curved fabric pieces and boning.

IMG_4414The lining is sewn in with some large stitches to hold it in place while I do the binding. IMG_4418I have some vintage rayon petersham to use as binding. It coordinates with the blue thread I used to stitch the channels. I plan to find some blue cord for lacing to make everything match!

IMG_4419See parts 1 and 2 and 3.

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3 responses »

  1. Oh wow! Those are magnificent!! I need to stop reading your blog, because it causes me to want to make things that aren’t in “My” eras!!
    Blessings!
    g

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  2. Pingback: 18th Century Half-Boned Stays (Part 5): How to Do Eyelets | Fresh Frippery

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