My reed came yesterday so I spent some time last night boning my effigy stays. Been working today like a house elf trimming boning and working eyelets.
I really want to be finished with the reed. It's cool stuff but it really rips my hands up. And since there is no point in pampering myself with a nice manicure/pampering until the stays are done I'm trying to get through the process quickly.
I have 4 more eyelets to go and the straps to stitch on then I can try it on to double check the fit. Hopefully the fit will be brillent and I won't have to ripout any seams and fuss with more boning. It's not impossible but I'm not holding my breath or anything!