Friday, April 18, 2014


Good Friday! 

I finished my transitional stays and here they are (the bust cup makes all the difference in comfort - these are fast becoming my favorite stays):

For construction photos, please visit my Flicker page (just click on the Flicker link on the top left-hand side of my page under the heading "Follow Me!"). Next project: a pair of traditional Regency stays - I'm in need of a new set.

Blessings and happy sewing!

Monday, April 7, 2014

In Progress...

I am still here! 

Lately, most of my time has been spent on researching millinery history. However, I am working on a set of transitional stays, so it's not all bookwork and microfiche for me. Here's proof:

The stays are a little further along than what I have pictured here (I haven't had a chance to take any updated photos). The bias is sewn on and the metal grommets are covered with white cotton embroidery thread; I just need to finish the bust cup and insert the cup ties. I look forward to having the stays finished soon!

Blessings and happy sewing!