They've been done for months, but it took me this long to put up the picture. Here they are, my labor of love, my stays.
They're based on the Diderot pattern, which is only 2 pattern pieces and then straps. I based my pattern from this website: [link]
It was VERY helpful!
The outside is some mysterious taffeta that I think was a dress at one time. The innermost layer is an old sheet. The two core layers are some heavyweight linen that's printed with the ugliest 60's squares ever. Perfect for hiding in a corset!
I handsewed the ENTIRE thing. So while it's not historically accurate in composition, it's pretty there in construction. The bones are heavy duty zip ties! I'd been reading what people had to say about this and decided to try it. It worked wonderfully!
I learned a whole lot from this project. Thanks to everyone around the internet whose projects I scoured for information; I couldn't have done it without you!