January 13th, 2011

Idea for my stays

I had an idea for my old unfinished stays today. The idea of handbinding them with bias tape is extremely unappetizing. Plus, right now, they're just two layers of cotton canvas, and I would like to have fashion fabric on the outside. So here is my idea: I lay out one half the stays on two different fashion fabrics - a light blue with gold swirly brocade pattern, and the pink with white dots that I used on my tudor bodies. I would sew these two together, turning the bottom and side edges, so all the tabs are automatically bound. Then I could just slide the canvas interlining into the fashion fabric sandwich, and bind the top edge. Does this sound like a workable plan?

These are the stays in their pretty much current state: