Uodate on the Medieval falconers

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.
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Claire Owen
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.
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Kate XXXXXX
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.
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Claire Owen
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:
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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,
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BEI Design
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. :)
So true! Good luck!
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Kate XXXXXX
The people on 18th-Century Woman 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
Le 25/06/2011 05:22, Joy Beeson a écrit :
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.
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Claire Owen

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