- I haven t noticed anything like that in my daughters 2 dresses (both with washers from the hardware store) and they have been washed quite a few times (as youMessage 1 of 82 , Jan 1, 2001View SourceI haven't noticed anything like that in my daughters 2 dresses (both with
washers from the hardware store) and they have been washed quite a few times
(as you may surmise from them being kids clothes!) The washers are about a
year old now I guess.
Cathi in Chilliwack BC
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2001 7:23 AM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Garb] Re: Lacing Rings
> In a message dated 12/31/00 6:44:59 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> frostymama@... writes:
> > Well I'm not perfectly pleased with mine, but I used regular #8
> > washers (from the hardware dept) and covered them with thread for my
> > corset. Mine main problem with it is that the holes are a little
> > small for my taste (still let the lacing through though) after they
> > have been covered witht he thread.
> > Karri
> Actually I have planned on using two sizes of rings. The larger ones that
> used on my wench bodice and corset are 10 mm. The smaller size that I
> like to use on the bodices of my dresses are 7 mm.
> I looked at the various washer sizes at the hardware store yesterday and
> had some metric ones that were an acceptable inner diameter and not too
> outer diameter. I almost bought them, but wasn't sure they would stand up
> laundry detergent without getting oxidation deposits. They appeared to be
> the standard galvanized type washer.
> Venera di Nardiello
- The rings available in the drapery section of a fabric store work very well. I have a dress I made some 20 years or so ago, and they still look good. IMessage 82 of 82 , Nov 11, 2006View SourceThe rings available in the drapery section of a fabric store work very
well. I have a dress I made some 20 years or so ago, and they still
look good. I covered mine in matching thread with a buttonhole stitch.
Here's a link for buttonhole stitch:
make sure you sew enough of the ring to the garment piece so that it
won't rip the fabric when/if it's laced tight. Depending on the fabric,
I also sometimes back the area of each ring with a small piece/strip of
the same fabric.
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