Samstag, 19. Juli 2014

Eyelets are evil!

Stays are not done in a matter of just 2 or 3 days (of course I will try). I have been working on them all day again and the only progress I made in about 13 hours of work were:

The eyelets...

And turning under the seam allowances, which then were attached to the interlining:

Inside view of the side panel waiting to get assembled...

At least they are starting to look like stays... I feel a bit frustrated that although I have been sewing all day I am only two steps further than yesterday. Again, these are my first stays. Next time I shall know exactly what I am doing and how much time one should resereve for something alike this project.

With the last strength my abused fingers could manage I started to sew two pieces together, but that is it for today!

We'll see how far I can get tomorrow. The weekend still has one day left, right?


  1. I really have to be in the mood to sew eyelets. Blah!

    1. At some stage there is just no way around, isn't it? And I think they are easier, when the pieces are not yes assembled... I am glad they are done for now!

  2. I know what you mean, I'm having the same issue with all the hooks and eyes I have to sew on my Victorian Bodice. I think it is really wonderful that you are doing it all by hand. It really gives you an appreciation for the seamstresses of the past.

    1. I can tell that those staymakers back then knew that one day we will have sewing machines, so they made the construction as difficult as possible so we would be forced to do it by hand. Of course I wanted to sew by machine, but it is just not possible! But you are absolutely right! The seamstresses should be proclaimed heroines!


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