|Kyoto Costume Institute, 1780|
I'll be starting from the inside out. The only things I have are skirt supports, as I keep selling my stays, and never have had a proper chemise. My deadline is June 18th/19th - the Vallejo Pirate Festival, CA - so I have the time to do this thing right, starting with new stays.
|Ready for binding|
|The first layer (left), sewn as one with the outer fabric, then a sandwiched layer with the horizontal channels (right)|
|Showing the prow-front, and also the vertical channels. You can't see the horizontal interior channels, but they're there, working their magic.|
|That's a lot of squeeze, but this dress form is stiffer than a real body. Yes, those are metal grommets in the back. Spiral lacing, and attached straps.|