18th Century Stays
Within the last couple weeks, I was slowly making my way toward starting on a new era. I hope to work on many other styles and eras, but for now, the Colonial/Revolutionary War time period is where I plan on spending most of my time this summer.
To get off on a good start, I wanted to make all the correct under garments to create the right look. It’s easy to jump to making the dress out of excitement, but if the right undergarments are not underneath, it just doesn’t have that special touch that makes it look authentic. Thanks to Red Threaded’s 18th century pattern, I was able to accomplish the stays I had in mind.
After saving this fabric for a few years, I finally found a use for it. There was only one yard, so I set it aside for that one project that it would go well with. It’s one of my favorites from my stash and I finally had a use for it!
Preparing the pattern pieces to make a mock-up.
Mock up successful with a few alterations according to my size.
Marking where the casing for the boning will be.
All the corset layers basted together.
Casing finished and ready for boning!
An external view of where the boning will be.
Inserting the boning.
I added the bias tape around the edges after I inserted the boning and voila!
Even though this will go underneath the dress, I still wanted to take the challenge to make it look somewhat appealing. This is the second corset I have made, and I have to admit, I’m too embarrassed to blog about the first one I made. 😉
Stay tuned, the dress itself is in the make as well!