Friday, June 10, 2016

Finishing the Regency Stays & Fishing

The stays are almost done.

Binding is done, eyelets are done at the shoulder straps and busk pocket. This time I made the busk slide in from the bottom of the stays, instead of making a pocket for the busk that is shorter than the front of the stays as I have done in the past.

I did find a place to order some cotton laces but they are coming from the UK so it will be another week or more until they arrive. So I've slowed down. A preliminary fitting with some ribbon shows a good fit! I hope it looks as good when the real laces arrive and I can tie it properly. I love the separation and lift of these gussets! I made them kinda D-shaped to get curve where I needed and that seems to work better than the V shaped gussets I've used before.

I started a new shift and want to have it done by the time the laces get here. I think I should be able to do that.

This week has been a busy one with a lot of baseball practices and games and library story days and craft times and summer classes for little David so he can keep in touch with his support group at school and not lose any of the great progress he has worked so hard to attain over this last year. 

We have spent the evenings outside since this weekend the temperatures are supposed to rise to close to 100 and we will likely be spending more time indoors. 

It's been a beautiful week. Perfect sunny days, temperatures dry and cool. 

Last night we went to the pond for fishing. It was a perfect night and all the kids enjoyed running over the grass, playing on the playground or casting their line and hoping for a bite.

Guess who is learning to walk? She's growing up so fast.

And then it was time to go home. As little David often quotes whenever the the light fades and the trees grow grey with shadows, 

 "The woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have minecraft to play on my tablet
Before I sleep."



  1. Did you get your laces from Vena Cava? ( I get a lot of my supplies from them and love their order dispatch speed! I meant to comment on your last post about VC, but life got in the way.

    Rose looks so darling in the photos where she's sat down - such a cheeky smile!

    Best wishes,

    1. Haha, she does have a cheeky little smile! Thanks!

      The ones I ordered aren't from VC although I did consider those as the other option. I actually found some extra long white cotton shoelaceing on eBay that are metal tipped so I figured I'd give those a try - they were quite inexpensive and I'm interested to see what they will be like. VC stuff is really nice though although the precut and tipped lengths in their etsy shop are a bit longer than I wanted:

  2. Ha! I LOVE the poem by little David! Brilliant! And that sweet baby of yours is so adorable! I can almost smell how lovely it would smell in your out of doors pictures. I love how it smells outside here when the sun starts is nice and sweet. Huzzah for not so hot out door days...I too stay indoors when it gets too hot. As I get older, I am getting more sensitive to the heat and that I don't love so much. Your stays are lovely! I can't wait for images of you wearing them!


Thank you for your lovely thoughts!