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Stays

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Transitional Stays, Jumps and Regency Corsets – Lucy's Corsetry

From the late 1790s through the 1830s, stays as we know it went through a brief metamorphosis into softer, less boned, and less dramatic silhouettes. However it’s important to remember that s…

Getting an (almost) historical look the easier way – or: how to cheat to most effect | Atelier Nostalgia

A question which seems to pop-up a lot with historical costuming is ‘Where do I begin?’. The proper answer to this question is to 1. pick a time period, and 2. start with the underwear.…

Before the Automobile: corded 1870's corset

I drafted the chemise pattern after looking a lot of museum examples online. I tried to make it in a style that would fit both 1860's and 1870's. It's made of thin cotton and the trimmed with cotton lace. The drawers are also drafted by me, trimmed with the same lace and pintucks. The is a one layer cotton coutil corset, sewn with machine using period techniques described in The Fashions Of The Gilded Age by Frances Grimble. The pattern is based on the c. 1873 corset from Corsets and…

17th and 18th century corset construction employed the use of patterns.  As the wasp waist become more prevalent during the 19th century corsets were cut specifically to the female figure and were …

17th and 18th century corset construction employed the use of patterns. As the wasp waist become more prevalent during the 19th century corsets were cut specifically to the female figure and were …

1740s stays reproduction.  No secret for anyone Merja (from Before the Automobile) is one of my favourite costumers and bloggers and there is no one who can judge me for that: she sews by hand her reproduction garments and ALWAYS has the right shape, fabric, finishing, trims and (of course) style.  This is her reproduction of a pair of 1740s stays and my favourite part of this are all the quilted boning channels in contrast thread.  You can read her full post HERE.

1740s stays reproduction. No secret for anyone Merja (from Before the Automobile) is one of my favourite costumers and bloggers and there is no one who can judge me for that: she sews by hand her...

Regency Short Stays, finished. | Lady of the Wilderness

I recently finished my short stays and I am pretty pleased! This is the first time I’ve only done an entire hand sewn garment. GO ME!Pattern: It is a self drafted pattern based off of the Sen…