Meet the Augusta Stays pattern: the perfect foundation for your late 18th century wardrobe.
With two bust-to-waist ration size sets, to make fitting as easy as possible, and both historically accurate and theatrical pattern pieces and sewing instructions, the pattern has everything you need to make beautiful stays – whether they are perfectly historically accurate, quick and easy theatrical versions, or a combination of both.
The pattern comes in bust sizes 30″-52″ (76-132cm), with the options for a ‘straight’ fit, which has a finished garment measurement 10″ smaller than the bust, and a ‘curvy’ fit, which has a finished garment measurements 12″ smaller than the bust.
The historically accurate pattern features adjustable partial front lacing, full back lacing, three layers of construction fabric, tape binding, and an optional loose lining and optional taped seams.
The theatrical versions features a solid front piece, two layers of construction fabrics, an optional decorative outer layer, metal lacing grommets, and bias binding.
Both versions are spiral laced and use synthetic whalebone (German plastic boning).
The Augusta Stays are the first collaboration between Scroop Patterns and Virgil’s Fine Goods, combining Amber of Virgil’s Fine Goods’ extensive mantua making skills, with my patternmaking skills.
Our goal is to bring you easy-to-use historical patterns with extensive size ranges and detailed historically-accurate instructions that are available as downloadable print-at-home patterns anywhere in the world, to make historical sewing more accessible to sewists everywhere.
This is by far the most detailed and ambitious pattern that we’ve done for Scroop, and we are so excited to see what you make from it!