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Mrs F's new stays

Postby Foxe » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:22 pm

Hand stitched, hand embroidered, reed boned... four months...

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Re: Mrs F's new stays

Postby Jackie Phillips » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:57 am

Wow!

They are so incredibly beautiful, well done, you must be very proud.

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Postby Foxe » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:02 am

I ought to add, of course, that Mrs F. did all the work... I wasn't even allowed to help with the eyelets...


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Postby lucy the tudor » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:55 am

Just fantastically beautiful work, you should be very proud. 8-)


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Re: Mrs F's new stays

Postby Shadowcat » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:53 am

Lovely work, brilliant fit, all round good job.

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Postby Drachelis » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:16 pm

Absolutely stunning

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Postby Grania » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:18 pm

Gorgeous!...if you're after anyone to teach.. :wink:


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Postby she2dd5 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:58 pm

Lovely.


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Postby matilda » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:40 pm

absolutely fantastic! stunning!


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Re: Mrs F's new stays

Postby Miss Costello » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:24 pm

There's no emoticon for 'we're not worthy!' just beautiful!



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Re: Mrs F's new stays

Postby mally ley » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:51 am

Wow, they are stunning :D



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Postby HegeWych » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:51 pm

You are so clever - lovely


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Postby Sophia » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:02 pm

Absolutely superb - I am in awe :D


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Postby nutmeg_bec » Tue May 25, 2010 7:58 pm

Glorious! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:



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Postby Annis » Tue May 25, 2010 8:17 pm

Drop-dead gorgeous! :D


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Re: Mrs F's new stays

Postby kate/bob » Thu May 27, 2010 2:47 pm

mine took twice that long and there's no emboridery on them! I hope you're not going to be putting a dress over them and hiding all that work!!!



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Postby frances » Sat May 29, 2010 12:32 am

And you are going to wear them at ......?



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Re: Mrs F's new stays

Postby Foxe » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:33 pm

kate/bob wrote:mine took twice that long and there's no emboridery on them! I hope you're not going to be putting a dress over them and hiding all that work!!!


They're mostly going to live under a mantua (such is my understanding), so yup, some of it will be hidden, but the stomacher panel will be revealed in all its glory.

frances wrote:And you are going to wear them at ......?


Hmm, early 18thC events are a bit thin on the ground this year...


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Re: Mrs F's new stays

Postby rowana » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:35 pm

stunning work and such neat embroidery!



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Postby frances » Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:59 am

Can I be horrid and make a suggestion/ask a question:

The boning under the armholes - does it go right up to the top or have you left an inch or so free for comfort?

In the 18th century they used to put soft leather to bind the lower armhole as this will not rot from sweat in the same way that fabric does. Not that I am suggesting that you do anything other than glow gently, of course!



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Re: Mrs F's new stays

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