keskiviikko 10. huhtikuuta 2013

My stays pattern

After posting about my new 1780's stays almost a year ago, I've had a steady flow of inquiries for the pattern. The amount of interest has been so vast that I'm very sorry for not being able to send a copy to everyone interested personally. But I hope my decision to share it here instead will make up for that. 

There is nothing revolutionary about the pattern, so I hope you are not disappointed. Most of the late 18th century pattern diagrams I've seen look more or less identical anyway. It's always the same four pieces with slightly different shaping and proportions. These seem to work for me.

The over 200 pieces of boning eats up a lot of the width, so if you want the stays to be about the same size and are using less boning, you need to make the pieces a little narrower. More construction tips and boning layout can be found from the original post.

Thank you very much for all the wonderful compliments about my stays and for your interest in the project! I'm sorry it took me so long to do this, but never in a million years expected anyone to be interested in the pattern and taking the time to go through my unorganized storage and finding the pieces was a daunting task.



Thank you very much also for the recent blog awards! I'm very grateful for each one. I hope you understand if I don't pass them on. It's not that I don't want to spread the joy and make others happy. It's just that it breaks my heart to have to choose the nominees from all the wonderful blogs that all deserve to be rewarded.


12 kommenttia:

  1. Thank you for sharing your pattern! Your stays (and everything you make) are beautiful. I truly admire your work.

    VastaaPoista
  2. Thanku you for pattern, wonderful work and your blog.

    VastaaPoista
  3. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! I am enjoying so much to follow your work and your dresses are most adorable and breathtaking!

    VastaaPoista
  4. Thank you for sharing! Can you say what your bust and waist measurement are? I am hoping this stays pattern might be a good choice for me. I am large busted and small waisted as well.
    Thank you!

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. My natural waist is 25" and bust 38" . My measurements in these stays are about half an inch smaller if I leave about a 2" lacing gap.

      I hope they will work for you!

      Poista
  5. Another big 'Thank You' from me as well!
    The shape of these stays are what I have been striving for in finding the right silhouette for my future 18th century projects. Our measurements are very close, so these should work perfectly.

    Danke!
    xoxo

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. My pleasure! I hope it will work for you. :)

      Poista
  6. Hello

    Wonderful site, and super pictures ...thank you for all the hard work.

    Your 18 century stays interest me, not for the sewing or construction, but how you feel in them and what they do for your body. Some sources describe the very narrow back and full bust that are the result of long term stay wearing. How does this work out on your modern body?

    Thank you again.........Betty

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you!

      I'm sure I could achieve a more dramatic silhouette if I had worn stays all my life, but the shape I get with these comes quite comfortably. I can eat and dance in them with no problems. I think stays work very well on a modern body too as long as you don't try to wear stays with too challenging shape for your body type or lace them too tightly.

      Poista