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17th Century Stays and Boned Bodices

icon smElisa looks at the history of stays and discusses a few extant garments to see if any conclusions can be drawn on their construction.

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A Pair of 18th c. Stays, Close Up

icon smA close up look at the construction and details of an absolutely classic pair of mid eighteenth century stays - including the pattern.

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Regency Corded Corsets

icon smDuring the early 19th century the whalebone, reed and metal that are familar to us were set aside in favour of simple cording.

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Recreating Elizabethan Bodies

effigy-bodies-iconAlison Kannon demystifies the construction and recreation of “bodies”, the stiffened supportive layer of clothing that later came to be called a corset or stays.

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1855 Peterson’s Stays

icon-smCarmene guides us through making "a well-fitted corset made by every housewife or active woman who needs to move" from 1855.

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Making a Pair of 1760 Stays

1760's StaysIzabela gives us a simple, yet accurate construction guide for the non-expert that offers maximum fitting opportunities.

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18th century Pregnancy & Nursing Stays

Detail from "The March of the Guards" by HogarthThere have always been pregnant women, and women nursing, but what they wore during these times is harder to know. Amanda investigates and makes her own.

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A Pair of Stays c.1776-1785, part 1

18th c Stays

Knowing how stays were really made allows us to imitate those techniques and produce an accurate garment. We study the genuine article in detail.

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A Pair of Stays c.1776-1785, part 2

Late 18th c StaysHallie Larkin provides the pattern and sizing instructions, and walks us through period-accurate construction and replication of these authentic stays.

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Regency Stays 1790-1820 pt 1

icon free smWendy analyzes over 80 stays from 1790-1829 for fiber, colour, weave, length, opening placement, shoulder treatment, bust shaping, boning or cording.

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Regency Stays 1790-1820, part 2

OHS Stays, circa 1810Wendy puts her earlier research on transitional Regency stays into practice and reproduces a set of stays for herself, walking us through the fitting stages.

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