18th Century

18th century stays, part 2

today I finished seeing the boning channels and started inserting the boning. 

The boning comes coiled, I’ve read something about soaking them and pressing them under heavy books to straighten them. 

So far, I’m using the pieces that curl inwards, since I’m using 2, the pressure keeps them straight. Eventually I’ll have to do the soaking for the pieces that curl backwards. 

After measuring the pieces and cutting them, I’m using an emory board to round the edges. 

Tons of work, I hope it’s worth it!


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