As I mentioned in a previous post, the short stays were great, until I had to drive. After one wearing I determined I was going to have to add more support to be able to use these stays for my figure with my modern lifestyle. I added more boning to each side to support the sides and added cording. There is not a specific issue I hoped to solve with the cording, I have just always wanted to try it. Originally these stays were 2 layers in all areas except the gussets, so I could simply sew boning and cording channels. To add the cording, I used an awl to poke a hole into the channel and a needle and thread to lead the cotton cording through. Here are a couple of pictures of the almost corded stays, I promise this time I will get pictures when I next try them on!
In this photo, the right side had had the boning and the cording added. I have just started the left side.
Here is a close up of the left side, where you can see the area with stitching but no cording added yet.