I never did go out shopping to get some silk buttonhole twist for the eyelets on the black kirtle, so I’ve been using 4 strands of linen……really, really waxed linen. It’s turning out OK, although the threads have snapped on me a few times. I’ll be heat-setting the wax again after the eyelets are done, it’s getting a bit flaky and weird looking.
There are 9 eyelets per side, 18 total. I have them spaced for spiral lacing. (Great article on spiral lacing over here)
At any rate, I’m 1/4 the way through the LBD eyelets, then I’ll have all the eyelets for the red kirtle, then the sleeves, THEN I’ll be done. Done, done, done. (And I can muck about with the Double-No-L project that has been eating at me!)