Category Archives: Corsets

1830s corset

Still doing research on the dress fabric, but taking a quick break to figure out corsetry, since this will be the most complicated part of the outfit. So I was all set to do some research, when I found this … Continue reading

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Looooong corset

So I had some idea of making a longline Edwardian corset since Danse Libre performed a ragtime set at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. Even though I had no plans to make a dress (wore an old one from Victorian Trading … Continue reading

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Awww yeah I have stays

I was hoping to have these done at the end of February (ok and technically they aren’t lined yet), but I’m calling these DONE (for now…). Cause a robe a la francaise isn’t going to drape itself. Pictures, with my … Continue reading

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Draping straps

This was an exciting moment – the stays are finally enough put together for a first try-on. And you never know how any foundation garment will fit until you put it on for the first time. Eeeeee!!! These look awesome! … Continue reading

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Stays progress

Yeesh, radio silence for 2 weeks. Turns out stays involve a lot more work than I thought, and as you go it looks like you are getting nowhere. To sew the pieces together, first I whipstitched the seams down using a … Continue reading

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Eyelets for days

Now that fitting is done, onto all the work that it actually takes to make stays. My stays are 2 layers of linen canvas, one layer of blue-green linen from my English Lady dress, and will be lined with whatever … Continue reading

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Stays fitting

TLDR; stays fitting is WEIRD. So I’m using this 1760s/1770s half boned stay pattern from La Couturière Parisienne. First, printed out the pattern without changing the sizing at all. Using some math about how big the pattern waist was compared … Continue reading

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