Amazing reproduction of 18th century stays by “a self-taught amateur seamstress sewing historical clothing as a hobby”, in this talented Finnish blogger's own words in her profile. Impressively thorough detail and neatness!
This book is designed to accompany a custom stay pattern found on www.litttlebits.etsy.com. It will show you step by step with great photos and well written instructions how to cut out, sew, and stuff your new pair of 18th century stays. This book takes the guess work out of hard to read assembly instructions and can also be used as a guide to help you through any other commercial stay patterns which have hard to understand instructions.
Corset and pannier detail from the movie The Duchess. Were on show at the CUT! Costume and the Cinema Exhibition (January 19, 2011 through April 17, 2011) BOCA museum of Art See more exhibition images here: http://www.bocamuseum.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=CUT!%20Costume%20and%20the%20Cinema&category=ImagesforPress
British riding habit: 1750-59: Women’s riding outfits, known as ‘riding habits’, of the 18th century adapted elements of men’s dress. This jacket of the 1750s is styled after a man’s coat, although it has been modified with a waist seam to fit over stays and a wide petticoat.