Joanne test drives the stays pattern with which most makers begin. Is Butterick 4254 a great beginner pattern... or an ill fitting mess?
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Commercial patterns have a bad reputation among corset makers! Jalea reviews and adds further instructions and fitting hints to this one.
The pattern seems good, but what do you do with that mock-up? On to fitting toiles, featuring example stays on three different body types.
Do not fear stays! Michelle takes a well known 18th c stays pattern and shows us how to measure it, enjoy its unusual shape, and alter it to fit.
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