RH833 — 1740s-1790s Stays


18th century Corset sewing pattern



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.

Suggested Fabrics:
plain or twill weave linen or silk
lightweight silk or fine linen for lining
5oz. linen for interlining

Yardage Requirements:
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
corset lacing

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Additional information

Weight 140 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


Standard Sizing, Made to Measure


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