RH834 — Early 1800s Regency Stays

(1 customer review)


Regency corset sewing pattern



Buy our Regency stays pattern and be “uplifted”.

In the early Regency period, the style was to discard corsetry and appear “as nature intended”.  But women who weren’t blessed with the perfect figure still used foundation garments to form their bodies into the fashionable shape.

This is a full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for the light, short-waisted corsets or stays circa 1800 based on extant and pictorial examples. Fits busts 28″-50″. All sizes included in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.

Suggested Fabrics:
plain or twill weave linen or cotton
lightweight cotton or fine linen for lining

Yardage Requirements:
Outer Material 1 yd at least 45″ wide
lining 1 yd 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 135 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


Standard Sizing, Made to Measure

1 review for RH834 — Early 1800s Regency Stays

  1. choleblack

    I am a fuller busted woman, so going “au natural” in Regency era clothing was not going to happen. But neither was purchasing pre-made stays that would fit my particular shape & match my particularly historical expectations. Thank goodness for this pattern.

    I did change the pattern from front lacing to back lacing because I simply do not have the space for lacing between my bust. I also added straps because I am just more comfortable with some shoulder support.

    However, everything else was to a T from the pattern. The fit & ease of construction can’t be beat. I was even surprised at how much better my regency gowns fit, even though I had been wearing them with another pair of stays. Nothing is better than the lift this pattern gave me!

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