Purple stays: progress
The purple stays are coming along. We’ve decided to close them at front with a busk overlaid with a decorative spiral lacing panel. The back will be set up for “x” lacing with loop. It is three layers with a mix of 40 flat and spiral steels.The box pleats have been pinned and one side awaits handsewing later this weekend:
It is fun doing another variation on 18th century inspired stays.