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18th century Stays and Neck stays

Added Nov 30, 2011

by Craftine

Castlerock, France






Here is a stays with his boned corset neck based on the Butterick B4254 pattern and Norah Waugh book “corset and crinoline”. I use cable ties as boning and hand-stitched the bias binding. I create the pattern of neck stays and I’ll put it on sale as son as possible on etsy.

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Material Notes

Cotton, cble ties, ribbon, bias binding



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Bridal, Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Other, Romantic, Vintage

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    Feb 12, 2012, 09.55 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Oh wow-and hand -sewed too, words fall short… good on ya.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.11 AMby Craftine

    Thanks you! : ) I do not think this outfit would be so successful, this is the second corset I have sewn and your comments really encourage me to continue!

    If you are interested in the neck corset, I sell the printable pattern in pdf format for 5€ (6,5$), in french and english and in two paper format; A4 and letter here

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    Dec 15, 2011, 02.21 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    i wish i could do something like that! beautiful!!!!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 11.54 PMby Gabriele Yorlano

    Amazing. Love it….bravo to you!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 11.15 PMby Carl Ladios

    I just wanted to say that I admire your work! I have done similar pieces not with this much detail but I know the effort you have put into this piece. I absolutely love everything about it! Fantastic Job!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 08.53 PMby lugreen

    Amazing! So beautifully done and I love the fabric :)

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    Dec 2, 2011, 02.10 PMby Ruth Meiland

    Great Job!! Looks amaizing!

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    Dec 1, 2011, 09.37 AMby Craftine

    Thank you all for your encouraging comments, this project was a real headache! It was all new to me and my sewing machine refused to sew properly my fabric… In the future, I always try to hand sewing my bias because the result is better than the sewing machine : )

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    Dec 1, 2011, 03.10 AMby ArtNinja14

    Beautifully done! ^ w ^

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    Dec 1, 2011, 01.50 AMby lanternwaste33

    I love this so much. Wildly superior to my one attempt at 18th cent. stays.

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    Dec 1, 2011, 12.57 AMby schnui

    Beautiful and so romantic.

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    Nov 30, 2011, 11.42 PMby chellee75

    BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!

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    Nov 30, 2011, 11.07 PMby urbandon

    Amazing. Wow.

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    Nov 30, 2011, 10.03 PMby Cynthia Froman


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    Nov 30, 2011, 09.50 PMby poppykettle

    This is just so insanely awesome – I love the curved details on the bodice and matching neck thing. Love it!

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    Nov 30, 2011, 09.31 PMby kerstika


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    Nov 30, 2011, 07.24 PMby spulford

    Yeah, it’s really fantastic! Awesome job!

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    Nov 30, 2011, 04.44 PMby tanitisis

    Hey, I have that pattern! Man, your version makes me want to actually make it, too. I LOVE the neck stays, too. :D

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      Nov 30, 2011, 11.28 PMby Craftine

      Thanks Tanitisis, this pattern is great and quitte simple and I think that I’m gonna try another model of the set.

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    Nov 30, 2011, 04.25 PMby libra-s

    Absolutley fantastic! Nice color and great attention to details! well done!

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      Nov 30, 2011, 11.27 PMby Craftine

      Thank you libra, my favorite parts in sewing is details, that’s why I hand-stitched the bias binding :-)

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