Boy, do they ever. I sometimes think that eyelets are the very bane of my existence. The odd thing is that I actually like sewing them. I really enjoy all sorts of hand sewing so it really gives me fits that my eyelets are so, well, stinky. Case in point:
These little darlings are roughly the middle 3 eyelets on one side of a kirtle which will require a total of 10 eyelets per side. The top eyelet is like a little egg. The middle eyelet is a bit more round and the final eyelet is a bit like a fat egg. The stitching on the middle eyelet is probably as good as it gets. This kirtle will have a grand total of 40 eyelets in it. I’m betting the 40th eyelet will be perfection.
Rather than leave you with an image of bad eyelets and a woman feeling sad about them, I offer up a pic my one of my dogs, Sheldon. Sheldon is cute, loves to snuggle and I bet he sews up a mean eyelet.