Saturday, March 5, 2016

Tutorial stays - photos

I know, I know. Showing a pair of stays on a mannequin isn't as ideal as showing them on a body but I thought these photos would be better than no photos at all. 

You can see shoulders of the mannequin are too small for the stays and so is the bust too low but you can still get an idea of the shape these stays create. For comparison, the pattern for these stays was modified from the same pattern as my first 1780s stays so the shape pretty similar to them.

The boning pattern is a mixture from three extant stays. Unfortunately, I could no longer find the link to the stays that the front panels were based on but the side panels were inspired by this pair of stays and the back by this

I don't think I have much else to say. After all, the construction was already shown in the tutorial. ;)