Catherine Chan Costumier

1735-50 stays

Personal Project

Pattern drafted from Mandy Barrington’s book, “Stays & Corsets”. The only modifications made was widening the top of the stomacher and adjusting the strap length.

The main construction and boning channels were by machine, while the lining, binding and eyelets were all hand sewn in linen thread.

(NB: The string lacing used in the photos was a place holder.)

Stays: cotton canvas, 5mm synthetic whalebone, linen thread & lining, petersham binding
Shift: linen