July 13, 2014

Stays Update

I'm still plugging away at the stays!  I've avoided posting updates on them so far, mostly because your feed would end up looking like this:

 Finished another 20 little squares.  Hooray!

 Finished another 5 little squares.  Dammit.

 Finished another 35 little squares.  Have a hand cramp.  Send tequila.

... and so on.

However, I've gotten several requests for a tutorial on how I'm cording these, so I wanted to let you know that I should have one up by midweek!  I've learned a lot of nifty tricks to make this process go smoother, so even if you're a cording pro you might learn a new thing or two. 

In the meantime, I've got another bagazillion little squares to stitch, so see you soon!


  1. I would so send you tequila!

    I'm in aswe of all your stitching - I'm far too lazy to hand sew this much on stays. I've been wearing my georgian ones with the bottom edge unbound for about 8 years. It's time to replace them so maybe I'll get the next set complete.

    1. Haha, I've got several pairs of corsets/stays that I just wear without ever finishing the binding on!

      I'm not hand sewing these, though that was the original plan. Instead I'm using a handcrank sewing machine, as it's the only way I can stitch precisely 4 stitches each side and retain control.

    2. That's do-able! But still, so much work and I remain impressed.

    3. Thanks! I'm hoping I can get it all done in time.

  2. Dang, girl! Looking frickin awesome.

    1. Aw thanks! Hoping to have it ready by the Sunday breakfast, might have to lug the handcrank to CoCo with me!


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