Jenny La Fleur
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eyelet results

I got half the eyelets done on my Regency stays last night. Keeping in mind koshka_the_cat's example, I was trying not to be so anal-retentive about my eyelets this time. They didn't come out as crappy as koshka_the_cat's but I tried, I really did. Perfectionisim is a hard rap to beat! :>

Not too shabby, 12 eyelets in 4 hours. What's that about 20 minutes an eyelet? That was with little breaks to rest my eyes/wrists and thaw out my numbed brain too.

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angldst From: angldst Date: August 11th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC) (link)
wow, I'm impressed with these stays. Lovely work!

<3

-d
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 14th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you - I'm really pleased with the way they've turned out! :>
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: August 11th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC) (link)
Lovely! And now you're so close to finishing!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 14th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC) (link)
So close but so far away... dratted eyelets and binding! :P
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: August 11th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC) (link)
LOL :)

Actually, my latest eyelets aren't so bad. I save the truly crappy ones for when I know I don't have the hand strength, like on 18c stays. You're right though--unless they show, I can't bring myself to make really nice eyelets!

I do a mean embroidered eyelet though. One of my better embroidery stitches :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 14th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC) (link)
Aww, don’t burst my bubble - you give hope to us impatient perfectionists out there! Long live the WWKD crappy eyelet!! :>

I like embroidered eyelets too. Heck I like anything embroidered... I really need an embroidery project it's been a while since I've had one. I keep hesitating though, still slightly burned out from the Pearl I think. :P
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: August 12th, 2009 02:16 am (UTC) (link)
WWKD for the win! The eyelets look great, even if they aren't perfect!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 14th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! What would we do without WWKD? :>
From: ext_203039 Date: August 12th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC) (link)
oh those are fantastic! I don't see the imperfections you noted...they looks fabulous to me (this is coming from someone who shrieks and runs in the opposite direction when the words "handsewn" and "eyelets" are combined.)

Your costuming and determination is always an inspiration to me. Thank you!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 14th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Yes, I don't find handsewn eyelets to be much fun myself. But they hold up so much better than the metal gromments, at least for me.

*sighs dramtically* The things I do for my art! :>
sewaddicted From: sewaddicted Date: August 12th, 2009 08:50 am (UTC) (link)
I stand in awe! well done
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 14th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! :>
muddled_musings From: muddled_musings Date: August 12th, 2009 10:50 am (UTC) (link)
I think they're looking good! :) I really hate how mind numbing working eyelets by hand is... I have to say, that is the one thing about historic costuming I don't miss. rofl!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 14th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC) (link)
That's right, rub it in! :P
suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: August 13th, 2009 07:54 am (UTC) (link)
The stays look great!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 14th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks!
spearfangus From: spearfangus Date: August 17th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC) (link)
Wow, your eyelets and stays look really nice! I just learned how to do those a little bit ago and wow, I'm impressed at how fast you do them.
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