Monday, 28 May 2007
The finished product
Completed stomacher with 2 rows gimp braid sewn by hand below binding. The straight piece of self-binding is machined along top edge on right side then folded over and turned under and hand sewed on back after trimming tops of bones well below seam line. Click on photo to enlarge to see where I made thread "eyes" in position on side top to allow hooks on vest to hold stomacher in place while lacing up and to prevent gaping while wearing. A theatrical trick, mentioned in the Hunisett books "Theatrical Costume for Stage and Screen", I think.