Jenny La Fleur
stays progress - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
stays progress

Life is very busy right now. Busy in a good way but still busy. So my sewing has been very piecemeal, an hour here, 20 minutes there - whenever I can squeeze it in. I'm getting stuff done, I'm even taking pics - I'm just not posting. Moo.

So stays progress. My fabric came in and I liked the bright blue linen best out of my choices. So blue it is, with bright yellow binding. Very Technicolor. Hee. Once the fabric was washed and pressed, I laid out the interlining pieces and cut (the blue will be my front and lining).

Next up, the boning. I used this tool from sadievale's dad's workbench. We aren't sure what it is exactly but it cuts the cable ties like butter - much easier than my old Navy issue scissors! After the pieces were cut I rounded off the edges with sandpaper.

Now if my headache du jour would just go away I could work on them some more...


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miss_elisabeth From: miss_elisabeth Date: March 17th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC) (link)
Those are tinsnips - go figure! Exactly what I use for cutting all my boning. Amazing things. =P
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 17th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC) (link)
Cool - do they cut metal boning too?
From: murthandjoy Date: March 17th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC) (link)
Jenny, Vincent says to tell you they are "snips" or "aviator snips". Pretty simple eh? I use snips too, very sturdy indeed.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 17th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I should rumage around and see if my Dad has any around...
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: March 17th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC) (link)
Its going to fabulous! I'm loving the blue/yellow combination.

And thats what I use to cut my boning too! I have no idea what it is called, but it was the only suitable thing I could find at walmart.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 17th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I'm loving it, even if yellow and blue is a pretty standard pairing. What can I say - it works! :>
elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: March 18th, 2009 10:23 am (UTC) (link)
Wow--I love the color combination you're using! How fun!!! Can't wait to see what the stays look like all put together...
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 18th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! It's very cheery, that is for sure! I can't wait either... especially for all those eyelets to be done! :P
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