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iconThree different methods for stitching eyelets by hand, and explanations of how to use the most common tools involved in setting metal eyelets.

SquarepicJoanne 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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iconCommercial patterns have a bad reputation among corset makers! Jalea reviews and adds further instructions and fitting hints to this one.

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squarepicThe pattern seems good, but what do you do with that mock-up? On to fitting toiles, featuring example stays on three different body types.

squarepicDo 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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