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 stays over a shift.
Wearing the stays under a robe a la francaise.
Salen, Jill. Corsets: Historical Patterns and Techniques.