Saturday, 3 September 2011

Eyelet progress (a year later)

I'm working on Regency stays. I did not want to share the progress, because I had no idea whether the process was right or not (and did not want to baffle other beginner seamstresses with my unconventional method). Now it seems the process was right, more or less (although it's still possible that the cording will totally mess with it and it will turn out not to be right in the end). So I'll share a bit.

I'll share the eyelets I've made so far, because I've witnessed a strange phenomenon there.

A year ago, I made my first eyelet.

Not bad for a first eyelet, I thought, and then I had other things to do and the stays got stoved away and I didn't get back to them until a year later.

A year later, I made another eyelet.

Which looked like this:

So I went on and made two others. Which looked like this:

I wonder what happened in that year to account for picture-perfect eyelets. It certainly wasn't eyelet-making.


  1. Isn't that funny! Just age and grace and balance overall, I guess. It overflows into everything. They look great!

  2. Nice! I'm looking forward to the finished garment photos.

  3. Thank you!
    I have no idea when it will be finished, but I'll definitely share. :-)

  4. What BEAUTIFUL eyelets! They deserve to win the Miss World for Eyelets!!

  5. Amazing! Maybe you were more relaxed when you approached it again. On another note, I'd be very interested in that sour cream and sauerkraut soup you told me about. Do you have a recipe?

  6. Funny how things just seem to sometimes "click" all of a sudden, isn't it? They look nice, though. I have to admit I don't know much about Regency stays, so I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product!

  7. Those are seriously impressive eyelets! I've done dozens of hand-sewn eyelets, and not one of mine has looked even as good as your first one.

    I have to console myself by reminding myself how crappy the sewing of eyelets on lots of historical garments is though ;-)

  8. Maybe we could start a manufacture. I'd be comissioned with the eyelets.