Full size paper patterns for late 17th century stays (corsets) based on two extant English examples. View A, based on the stays in the Museum of London are fully-boned, five piece stays featuring an optional front busk, integral shoulder straps, back laced closure, and integral tabs at the waist. View B, based on the stays in the Victoria and Albert Museum, features a front opening, stomacher, integral waist tabs and optional sleeves. Fits busts 30½”-48″ (75-120 cm) and waists 23″-41″ (58-105 cm). All sizes included in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.
plain or twill weave linen or silk
lightweight silk or fine linen for lining
5oz. linen for interlining
Outer Material 1 yd at least 45″ wide (1 meter 120 cm wide)
lining 1 yd at least 45″ wide (1 meter 120 cm wide)
interlining 2 yds at least 45″ wide (2 meter 120 cm wide)
sleeves (optional) 2 yds at least 45″ wide (2 meter 120 cm wide)