Continuing on with the Simplicity "Outlander" Pattern Hacks , I thought it would be good to cover some questions about the pattern specif...

Continuing on with the Simplicity "Outlander" Pattern Hacks , I thought it would be good to cover some questions about the pattern specif...

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!

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!

My favorite surviving 18th century stays can be found in the Victoria & Albert museums collections. As my previous stays were starting to s...

My favorite surviving 18th century stays can be found in the Victoria & Albert museums collections. As my previous stays were starting to s...

18th century inspired stays made by Madame Sher. | Pre-Victorian Bodies and Stays

18th century inspired stays made by Madame Sher. | Pre-Victorian Bodies and Stays

18th Century Half-boned Stays   for a Fashionable Shape by J.P. Ryan- a wonderful, functional pattern!

18th Century Half-boned Stays for a Fashionable Shape by J.P. Ryan- a wonderful, functional pattern!

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.

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

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

Short, diaphragm-length pair of cotton stays (corset) with silk embroidery and linen lining, possibly French or British, ca. 1790.

Stays

Short, diaphragm-length pair of cotton stays (corset) with silk embroidery and linen lining, possibly French or British, ca. 1790.

18th Century Corset in Gold Silk Brocade, size medium, steel boned historical corset stay for Georgian, Marie Antoinette, French Revolution

18th Century Corset in Gold Silk Brocade, size medium, steel boned historical corset stay for Georgian, Marie Antoinette, French Revolution

Century Corset in Gold Silk Brocade, size medium, steel boned historical corset stay for Georgian, Marie Antoinette, French Revolution

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.

Jacket

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.

A really nice collection of 18th century corsets.  If I ever decided I needed one, I might model it on the one on the right.

A really nice collection of 18th century corsets. If I ever decided I needed one, I might model it on the one on the right.

Silk Damask Stays, 1770-90 from The VandA. I love the shape of 18th century stays, give you an amazing cleavage!

Stays

Silk Damask Stays, 1770-90 from The VandA. I love the shape of 18th century stays, give you an amazing cleavage!

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