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18th Century Stays by taylor-of-the-phunk 18th Century Stays by taylor-of-the-phunk
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!
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loaves Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
I like the resourcefulness you showed in doing this. You can use just about anything handy to fill in for missing pieces. I have lined things with old sheets and curtains! Who cares if its hidden? And its green to use it up!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Wow, I always appreciate people who do sew the stays entirely by hand! Great work! I wish I had that patience.
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You HANDSTITCHED it???
You have ALL my admiration *___________*
The only thing I can afford to handstitch are eyelets^^;

Great job, I think it looks very historical :heart: love the colour combination too!!
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taylor-of-the-phunk Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It did take a LOT of patience and work. After all that, the eyelets seemed easy! :D
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
XXXDDD I can imagine!!!!
I don't posses that patience at all, so I'm really in awe of your work *-*
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional
sweet job
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demosthenes1blackops Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
handstitched?
ho lee she it.
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forgetyoself Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Handsewed the entire thing....?

Wow. This is awesome :clap:
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taylor-of-the-phunk Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Yep! It took me over 2 months of at least an hour a day, with an afternoon frenzy near the end. I had a serious callus on my finger after that was over!
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