Jenny La Fleur
cleaning up the stays - Jenny La Fleur
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cleaning up the stays

Overall a productive sewing weekend, although I didn't get much done on Sunday. The day was spent mostly on sleeping, church and a cup of tea with a friend - all of which I thoroughly enjoyed. It felt like a true day of rest, which a Sunday should be. I did "clean up" the side seams of my stays (whipped stitched them down on the inside), discovering that I had cut the back piece wrong and it doesn't meet under the arm. Annoying as I'm NOT re-cutting the back piece with 22 eyelets finished. So I'm fudging, not sure how yet but fudging none the less.

I also tacked down the horizontal boning (kept wanting to curve up and stretch out my sateen lining) and got the binding tacked along the seams. Still trying to decide what I want to do with my front "faux" seams. Show the actual line of boning (straight down) or more late century in cut (curved). *ponders*


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mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: March 19th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC) (link)
looking good :) and it's good to have a restful day now and then.
countess_rosina From: countess_rosina Date: March 19th, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC) (link)
I think the curved faux seaming gives the illusion of a smaller waist and a larger bust. Hooray! Though, the straight seaming makes the torso look longer....I guess it depends on what you're going for. Either way, it looks smashing!
captain_hawkins From: captain_hawkins Date: March 19th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC) (link)
i dont know much of anything but i think the curved looks more slimming.
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: March 20th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC) (link)
Very pretty! And I think I like the curved better. Though I like both :)
mala_14 From: mala_14 Date: March 20th, 2007 12:41 am (UTC) (link)
I fourth the vote for the curved. Your stays look really pretty. Very spring-like with the green and pink. Perfect for the season.
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