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18th century Rococo Stays

Added Sep 20, 2013

by kittydarling

Eau Claire, Wisc...




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A historically accurate (as possible) set of stays (early corset) made for the underneath of an 18th century French court ghost costume for a Halloween show. Based off Butterick 4254.
I had to use zip ties because I cannot get steel boning where I live and did not have time to wait for it to come in the mail. For next stays I will use smaller grommets (also unavailable) and steel bones.

Stays will be worn by me in upcoming Halloween production.
Additional pics on show blog:

Material Notes

Cotton, drapery cotton lining, heavy duty interfacing, zip tie boning, grommets.




Garment Type

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    Oct 9, 2013, 01.40 PMby imacraftimama

    Very creative to use zip ties. Makes me wonder what ther items around the house could be used as stays. . . Beautiful corset! You should be pleased!

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    Sep 21, 2013, 02.57 AMby kittydarling

    Thanks Ladies!

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    Sep 20, 2013, 09.48 AMby liliv-1

    Excellent, I love it!

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    Sep 20, 2013, 06.45 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    WOW! This is Fabulous! :)

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    Sep 20, 2013, 03.25 AMby nrobson

    a lot of work there! v good

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    Sep 20, 2013, 02.24 AMby SofiaBlake

    Wow, I’m seriously impressed. Well done!

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