With the Rigiline boning applied, and the base and top layers sewn together, I continued with the top stitching along the bone lines which took most of the lesson.

Close up of topstitching around tasset on the outside of the stays

Close up of top stitching around tasset on the outside of the stays

Close up of topstitching threads pulled through so they can be knotted on the inside of stays

Close up of top stitching threads pulled through so they can be knotted on the inside of stays

Eileen explained about satin stitching around the tassets, as this would give them more strength and hold the layers together better; and the formula to work out where the eyelets should be placed.

Homework:

  • finish top stitching, get until the point of so we can add the eyelets next week.