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Making Half-Boned Stays, 1776

Making Half-Boned Stays, 1776

Making Half-Boned Stays, 1776 Recently made fully boned. Would likely redo a fully boned set of stays again in the future but for reference.

Regency Long Stays Kit - Sew your own Regency Corset - includes busk, boning, coutil, grommets, and bone casing. Pattern not included.

Regency Long Stays Kit - Sew your own Regency Corset - includes busk, boning, coutil, grommets, and bone casing.

Self-Taught Teen Sews and Models Her Own Beautiful Historically-Inspired Dresses - My Modern Met

Self-Taught Teen Sews and Models Her Own Beautiful Historically-Inspired Dresses

Eighteen-year-old Angela Clayton adores historical fashion and costumery, taking her love one step further by sewing her own garments. The seamstress craft

Two Nerdy History Girls: How to Lace Your Stays by Yourself, c. 1770

Two Nerdy History Girls: How to Lace Your Stays by Yourself, c. 1770 Be sure to read comments about why not to wrap your stay lace around your waist as shown (inaccurately) in the photos.

I entirely agree with this article. Clothes these days are incredibly dull, we should bring back elegance abs intriguing detail into everyday clothing. In fact, j think I will...

Style comes back around on itself in a circular motion, right? So it's about time these five examples of century elegance be incorporated into our modern world, from hand fans to Caraco coats.

I love Katherine's dress diary website. Here she demonstrates how to put on an authentic 18th century petticoat with twill tape waistband. Am in the process of making same now.

I love Katherine's dress diary website. Here she demonstrates how to put on an authentic century petticoat with twill tape waistband. Am in the process of making same now.

From American Duchess's Instagram. Do you need to wear proper underpinnings with your historical costume? Here's an example of what happens when you skip the stays, bum pad, and petticoats (left) and the difference all the understructure makes (right)

Historical costuming and vintage sewing projects, with dress diaries and research on period dress from the to the century.

What Age Should You Have Been Born In?

Victorian to Edwardian fashion silhouettes. Now this would make a great print vintage fashion style history

pink 18th century stays

Pink century stays by Couture Mayah -- L: these look almost identical to mine!

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