|Lovely Paisley- Do you see the riding crops and gloves??|
|J.P. Ryan Stays Pattern laid out and partially cut.|
I used 2 layers of linen, the fashion fabric and a layer of muslin for the lining.
|Almost completed stays (I added the straps).|
Instead of using reeds for boning in the channels; as was customary at the time I used zip ties specially two - 15' inch fifty count packages from Big Lots for a total of $5 dollars. I also purchased the grosgrain ribbon for the edges and some maroon roping, spent about $3 on those items.
Grand Total = $9.
The lining was some stash fabric.
Don't mind my chemise... I couldn't find my Georgian chemise so I put on my regency chemise...
The eyelets are handbound.
I like it but I think I need to make another pair and add a inch or two to the waist. I also will probably make them front lacing cause 'dear hubby' does not like spiral lacing and I almost had a 'fit' trying to get out of them!!
Until later Toodles!!