Forgotten projects 18th century stays – with a twist

I can’t believe I still haven’t finished this! I started it so long ago, wanted to make a truly18th century pink corset, but ended up adding a twist. The center piece IS pink on the other side to make it more “historically accurate” if you wish, but I just love being a little… out of time and this “midnight pastoral” toile with skeletons in early 18th century setting is just too whimsical.

18th Century Stays 07

All that is left to do is to hand stitch the binding to the tabs… it’s like… 90% done, but I just dislike hand sewing that much (I’ve actually machine sewn tabs on renaissance corsets, as they’re slightly bigger tabs but still a task others think insane to do by machine)

And yes, as much as I hate hand sewing, I still enjoy embroidery. Which is, umm, a sort of fancy hand sewing?

hand embroidered 18th century pocket with sailing shipa frigate

18th century pocket with hand embroidered tall ship

Oh well, tomorrow I have a 2 hour train trip (and an hour by bus) so I might as well take this corset with me to finish. 

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Skeleton toile by Alexander Henry, made into smartphone fitting wristlet by Merineiti. On sale at etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/merineitibagnpouch If not available, just contact me to make another one, the pattern alignment may differ. Handmade (machine sewn) in Finland

Skeleton toile by Alexander Henry, made into smartphone fitting wristlet by Merineiti.
On sale at etsy:
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If not available, just contact me to make another one, the pattern alignment may differ. Handmade (machine sewn) in Finland

 

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It can be used even with items already on sale, and no minimum purchase! required. New designs added daily, unique small wristlets, cellphone purses, bigger beach totes, jewelry… All are handmade (machine sewn) as unique or in small batches.

***Okay, made the coupn HEYJUNE to work on my other shop as well (historical cloting, waist corsets, doll clothes, jewelry, some random stuff)!
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Merineiti on Ebay

Merineiti on Ebay

Hee, so finally hopped in to using ebay!
There are some items up at the moment, with cheap starting bids as I’m hoping to get sales because satisfied customers are needed to lift some limits. Like I can only list 10 items per month, so there goes my dream of listing all doll clothing, shoes or star wars stuff, separately.

So, at the moment there is even free shipping offered in some doll items, and I moved some historical clothes / corset from my merineiti.etsy.com shop to ebay with considerably lower starting price!

I think it is a good thing though they have these limits, if it does filter out scammers, but it does make it harder to all sellers who are starting out…