September 15th, 2005

sewing action

Finally finished my Butterick 4254 stays

Well, B4254 with some modifications.

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I used plastic strapping found at a hardware store for most of the bones. Since we are not talking Victorian cinching, that shouldn't be a problem. I found my sewing machine sewed over those bones as if they weren't even there. The horizontal bones in the front are spiral steel, since they have to bend in two directions. I overlapped bones where they met up, since butting them just didn't work well. And my boning channels were all sewn in white, to show them off.