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proof they're working

The larger versions and the rest of the photos can be seen following that link. I'm pretty happy with them, even though they may not fit as perfectly as they could. I'm currently working on losing weight slowly but surely and would like them to fit for more than a couple of months. So hence the wide lacing.

As I was working on this I did discover why front lacing doesn't work for the late eighteenth century silhouette, or at least on my body. Front lacing squishes everything up and kinda sideways, while back lacing cups everything up and together without too much separation.

Also discovered that my right hip is slightly higher than the left, just enough to cause the point just above the place where the tabs split to pinch at the hipbone. That may also change as I continue to work out and lose some flesh there.

I meant to get measurements while in the stays but got distracted... Next time. I have the neckline to hem on the shift and then I will be done with that as well.

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Date: 2010-12-19 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] onceinspired.livejournal.com
Ooh, that turned out really pretty! :D I love that shade of blue.

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Date: 2010-12-20 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] textileowl.livejournal.com
Thank you. It's a linen from fabric-store.com. I've made a skirt from it too for Elizabethan stuff that I love.

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Date: 2010-12-20 11:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] isiswardrobe.livejournal.com
Very pretty! Also, stays strecth, so even without weight loss, they will probably fit better in a while. :)

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Date: 2010-12-20 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] textileowl.livejournal.com
Yeah, especially since they are linen, well the top layer anyway. I do expect them to stretch some, but I'm hoping for the weight loss too! Though I don't look forward to the alterations on some things.

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Date: 2010-12-30 04:28 pm (UTC)


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