Buy our stays pattern and let us help you make four varieties of stays to your exact size.
Full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for stays (corsets) circa 1740s-1790s based on extant examples. Fits busts 28″-50″. All sizes included in one envelope. Or order a Made to Measure pattern in your personal measurements. Embellishment suggestions included.
plain or twill weave linen or silk
lightweight silk or fine linen for lining
5oz. linen for interlining
Outer Material 1 yd at least 45″ wide
lining 1 yd at least 45″ wide
interlining 2 yds at least 45″ wide
7mm or ¼” half oval or round reeds or ¼” corset boning
silk ribbon, cloth tape or leather for binding
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