Uodate on the Medieval falconers

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So, progress has been slow which is my fault as I have a lot on.

When my lovely customers came she  had good news as the organisers have
told her Faits vos plasirs.... which I interpret as please yourself as
to what you want!!! We decided to stick to linen but go with the fake
under dress by having one dress with a double sleeve for her. He hated
the idea of  the tie waist trousers but has already some linen trousers
that he likes and are comfortable. We have  decided to make a longish
tunic so that the waist of the trousers will not be on show hiding the
21st century style of  fastening.
Fabric has been purchased, which was a drama in itself, the shop I was
recommended to had plenty of linen but the price!!! Ow if that's a good
price I am the queen. However telephone liaison with the customer while
in the shop got a decision made. I took my patterns with me  and I laid
them out on the fabric so that I purchased just the right amount, much
to the amazement of the shop assistants, I got the impression it was a
mad English thing. Blue and white for herself and we settled on bordeaux
and very, very dark brown trim for him he wanted black for the trim to
match his trousers but it was twice the price of the dark brown????
That was last week and I am now ready for the 2nd fit side seams and
sleeves for her and sleeve length  for him.
Next decision, hand trimmed lacing holes (holes for the laces on the
bodice) or do we push our luck and bind the lacing holes with satin
stitch on the sewing machine. I run up a sample of both plus a very
small machine stitched button hole and my customers can decide.
Didn't you do some  bound eyelets Kate? I'm sure you did some by hand
recently.
No photos yet but I will see what I can do.
Claire in Montréal France.
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

Re: Uodate on the Medieval falconers
On 24/06/2011 14:23, Claire Owen wrote:
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No, all my stitched eyelets recently have been done with the Bernina
using the eyelet kit.

Sounds like you need to get some internet sources for cheaper linens and
wools sorted out.  The projects sound good, though.

--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Found them on your corset making page Kate.I haven't got a handy gadget
but have cut small circles out and satin stitched the edges.
I have to say my machine stitched ones are much better than the hand
stiched ones, so those are the ones I shall be pushing. The best sales
point is they are cheaper as they take less time.

Claire in Montréal France.
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

Re: Uodate on the Medieval falconers
Claire Owen wrote:

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Claire, do you have an embroidery machine?

When I wanted to make nice (and sturdy) machine eyelets for
DGD's dance costumes, I created a 3-step embroidery design.
I don't have the picture up on my site yet, but I did create
a gallery here:
http://tinyurl.com/customeyelet

I used a small punch to make the hole after the first step.
I wish I had Kate's slick eyelet kit, but I'm not ready to
invest in YASM  (Yet Another Sewing Machine).  ;-}

HTH,

--
Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx




Re: Uodate on the Medieval falconers
On 24/06/2011 20:15, Claire Owen wrote:
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That's great if they take no strain.  If there is any strain on them (as
with a corset), you need to make smaller holes with an awl, and stitch
over little metal rings.  :)

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So true!  Good luck!


--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
We've slightly trimmed the long signature. Click to see the full one.
Re: Uodate on the Medieval falconers
On Fri, 24 Jun 2011 15:23:15 +0200, Claire Owen

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The people on 18th-Century Woman
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/18cWoman/ say that for lacing eyelets,
you punch a hole with an awl, breaking as few threads as possible,
then take up to twelve overcast stitches to hold the hole open.  I got
the impression that they make two rounds, working the second set of
stitches halfway between the first set (two sets of four for eight,
two sets of six for twelve).  But I wasn't paying a lot of attention,
as I never use laces.  

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Joy Beeson
joy beeson at comcast dot net

Re: Uodate on the Medieval falconers
Le 25/06/2011 05:22, Joy Beeson a écrit :
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The eyelets aren't for lacing up tight, they will be on the yolks to
close the fronts together for discretion and open out for putting the
garments over their heads.So I hope the stitched ones will be
sufficiently strong for their purpose. Customers are due on Monday for
fitting, I will keep you updated.

Claire in Montréal France.
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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