So the new pattern is coming very soon. I'm aiming for Friday. The instructions are written and tested, but I'm making some adjustments to the pattern pieces.
In the meantime, I wanted to share a couple things about eyelets for anyone who hasn't used them before.
First mark the placement and cut a small X shape through the fabric:
These will be with the eyelet packages in the notions section. The idea is you hammer the eyelet between the two pieces. It is easy, but it can take a few good whacks to get the eyelet tightly together.
Or a better option is to invest in a pair of these pliers:
One firm squeeze over the eyelet is all it takes:
Ok, I'm getting back to the pattern now!