A pair of simple, everyday stays from the 1770s, when cotton first became common as a fabric in Europe
The stays were based on the 1750s stay pattern from Jill Salen’s Corsets: Historical Patterns and Techniques.
I took some inspiration from this pair of 1760s-1770s stays from the Kyoto Costume Insitute:
Fabric and Materials:
Heavy cotton fabric in muted red, tea-dyed trim, plastic whalebone (cable ties) and german plastic boning.
The Dress Diary:
The toile and cutting the fabric.
A review and discussion on dating the stays.
The stays over a shift.
Wearing the stays under a robe a la francaise.
Salen, Jill. Corsets: Historical Patterns and Techniques.
[…] https://thedreamstress.com/costume-portfolio/portfolio-1770s-red-cotton-and-linen-stays/ – the dreamstress is great in general, but she has a nice walk-through here of her progress on the stays; note where the shoulder straps tie together (especially under the “toile and cutting the fabric” page with historical references) […]
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The links to the Dress Diary don’t seem to work; they’re redirecting me to unrelated pages 🙁 is there any way the links can be fixed / any way I can access these pages, short of individually googling for them?
Unfortunately these posts were lost in a tech crash a few years ago.