For those of you (18thcGirl) who've done nicely fitting stays, please see if this boning arrangement is suitable. I think it'll be just fine - according to my research and my 2 other previously sewn stays.
Also, I will be using flat metal boning at the center back (CB) around the eyelets and a couple in the center front for a bit of sturdiness. The rest will be 1/4" half-round cane.
- How do I go about cutting the cane?
- Do I need to soak it first?
- Can I use my tin-snips (that I use for hoop wire cutting)?
- How do you smooth the cut ends?
As this is my first project with cane, I'm a little unsure. I have a HUGE roll of the cane so "messing up" is fine in trying to cut lengths I need. But I don't want this to be a two day chore either.