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the plan for new Diderot stays

I'm finially working on those new stays! Thanks to weight loss and my last pair wearing out, it's time for new stays. I was tempted to try another style/pattern but the thought of no fitting, just some minor tweaking, really appeals. So new Diderot stays it is - call me lazy but there you are!

These stays will be almost identical to my last pair. I will construct them the same way (via The Mara Riley Method of Stay Making), with simular materials (yay cable ties!). I learned my lesson on using silk twill though. I hadn’t even finished the stays before the fabric had pricked. Even though I interlined with sturdy cotton, the fabric has proved too fragile for the wear and tear of the boning as well. Bummer.

I dug deep into The Stash and found a last piece of coutil. You don’t want to know how old it is but it's just enough for my stays - yay! It's a dull unbleached color though so I'll have a pretty fashion fabric on the outside. If one must make stays they must be pretty!

What the outside fabric will look like I have no idea! I've ordered a couple of things from B&R Exports so I'm waiting to see the fabrics in person before I make a finial decision. I want something fun though, almost to the point of obnoxious. :P

Here are the choices:
shocking pink "plain silk"
turquoise blue linen
white linen/silk blend - I'll dye it a shocking color (or at least try)

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vanessa_lynne From: vanessa_lynne Date: February 23rd, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC) (link)
Sigh. B&R Exports. May you never try to return fabric to them.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 24th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC) (link)
Yes well, such is the disadvantage of ordering cheaper fabric online. I try to order with an open mind (and a plan A, B & C) for just that reason. :P
From: hohenstein Date: February 23rd, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC) (link)

Do you ever order from "Farmhouse Fabrics"?. I've had nice fabric from them. In fact, I just put in an order today.

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jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 24th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC) (link)
I haven't yet, although I do look from time to time.
From: hohenstein Date: February 25th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC) (link)

I've been happy with everything I've ordered from them & they seem to have very good customer service. I like that a lot of their fabric is 54-60" wide, it means I don't have to buy as much yardage.

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girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: February 24th, 2009 02:34 am (UTC) (link)
Yay! I'm glad you are starting on the stays. I love those fabrics btw. Especially, the turquoise linen. Really lovely!

And I had the same problem with the silk twill I used on my regency stays. It just cant hold up to the strain.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 24th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Yeah, I really hope that blue is as pretty in person!

Yeah, love silk twill but not for stays. Moo.
vanityfairy From: vanityfairy Date: February 24th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay for stays!
I'm making my second pair this spring and I'm leaning towards the Diderot too. =)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 24th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC) (link)
This will be my third pair of Diderot and I've been really happy with the style. It's taken some tweaking to fit my modern curvy figure but I adore the shape it gives the bosom/neckline.
spearfangus From: spearfangus Date: February 26th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC) (link)
How exciting! I can't wait to see which one you end up using and see the finished product! :)
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