toilefront no strap   stays draftThere's a simpler method to pattern stays. Michelle uses the original tailor's diagram and Luca's explanation from Patterns of Fashion 5.

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donotfaint
Did you use the kraft paper as wall lining paper?
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clockwork_faerie
It's actually not kraft paper, it's thick, spongy paper sold in a home improvement store under the name "wall lining paper". It is meant to be installed underneath ordinary wallpaper in situations where the underlying wall is too textured to wallpaper directly over.
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pinkfouffy
Absolutely fantastic! What a beautiful shape you’ve achieved with this method! And thank you info about the wall lining paper- I will be giving that a while when I next attempt to make a pair of stays!
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backinastitch
Just tried this and I love the method! It's pretty much a perfect fit, I just need to make my CF slightly longer so I can fit my wooden busk into it and maybe take 1cm off the cm back so I can tight lace it (maybe take a bit off the top) But I'm so so so happy with the outcome!
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clockwork_faerie
So glad to hear it! Thanks so much for letting all of us know. Yay!
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talar101
Thank you SO MUCH for this!!! I've been looking for ages to make a custom stays pattern especially since I got back from Colonial Williamsburg!
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