I just did my very first fabric burn test... ooh, ahh! It confirmed that my suspicions about the fiber content of the pink fabric I bought in NYC was right - it's a wool/rayon. Dude I am good!
So I can't use it for my new stays. Moo. I don't mind making a frock or two out of blends but not stays. I learned that lesson the hard way. So back to square one on the stay fabric. I do have some silk taffeta I could use but I'm concerned about it not holding up well. I tend to stick my stays with lots of pins while I'm toileing patterns, I can't imagine that will work well with taffeta. But I want pretty. Bah!
In happier news sadievale and I worked on the patterns for stays last night. I had some minor tweaks to make to my pattern (which necessitated re doing some of the boning channels - ick) then we had some more major tweaks to make for the same pattern to work for S (which, thanks to lengthening for her long torso, necessitated more boning channel re-drawing *sigh*).
I left my pattern with her (so her mom could trace it off for herself) so I can't work on stays this week. Darn. I'll just have to go back to my current CADD project of a new Regency dress and Spencer. I’m hating that, can you tell? Not that I know what fabric I'm using for the Spencer. I think my stash and I need some quality time this week to work out these supply issues...