Jenny La Fleur
life is too short to get whigged out over stays - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
life is too short to get whigged out over stays
I'm feeling much better today - yay! My summer cold seems to have been of the 48 hour variety which makes for a nice change. My more recent ailments have been of the 6 week variety! I do have another headache today though, which I'm not excited about.

So after some frustrations when I started work on my 1804 stays yesterday, I walked away, took a nap and life didn't seem so bad when I went back to it later in the day. I think I just needed that nap!

I decided life was too short to get so whigged out over a pair stays so I calmly took my filed pattern and the old pair of stays and did my best to reconcile them. Close enough I say! I even cut out the pieces from my fabric... I have lots left over if I made a horrible mistake but really I think it will be okay.

I'm now off to start constructing the stays. I'm eager to get the channel sewing behind me - it's so boring! Besides I think I have a cunning plan for a new Regency day dress that I can't work on until the stays are re-made... *wink*


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quincy134 From: quincy134 Date: July 15th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC) (link)
Glad you were able to move on in this project! I'm looking forward to following your progress.

re: coutil vs. twill, in my last comment, I think it depends on what twill you have, but I've found that coutil can be about the same weight and breathability, with less stretching. The stays I'm making now are with coutil as a base, and I've made another pair with twill. They feel the same.
countess_rosina From: countess_rosina Date: July 15th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC) (link)
Glad to see you worked it out! I've been missing your sewing posts lately!
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: July 15th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm glad they're working out!

One of the first things I learned doing fittings (and often forget now) was that nothing works like walking away. I think it helps you approach things more calmly!

I'm also a fan of the close enough muslin. There are going to be changes in every fabric you use, so as long as the muslin is close, it doesn't have to be perfect :)
muddled_musings From: muddled_musings Date: July 16th, 2009 10:40 am (UTC) (link)
Yay! I'm glad you were able to fix the patter without too much trouble! Oooh--and sounds like you have an intriguing idea brewing on her head for a new dress! Can't wait to hear about it. :)
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: July 18th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC) (link)
Glad you are feeling better about the stays!
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