Alas, dear readers I have been remiss in doing much sewing on my stays. I have however started the hand bound eyelets and a few problems have popped up. One, I forgot I was gonna line the stays before I started the eyelets, (really how could I forget, DOH moment), and 2 Well I guess it was only one problem BUT in my defense it felt like a BIG one! LOL! only 40 or so left to do.
Back side....a little bit messy but that's unavoidable.
I also acquired some beautiful light weight linen from a new friend of mine....Lets call her "The Partner in Crime", PIC for short. She had it in a huge stash of fabric which I was drooling over. I plan on making it into a chemise for under the stays. I also found a pretty cotton lace that I will use to edge the neckline and the sleeve hems. I think it can pass for a needle lace.