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Regency long and short stays

Added Apr 14, 2018

by Lindsay Hodgson

Kigali, Rwanda






Made my first regency style corsets (stays!) using the Red Threaded pattern from Etsy. Made both the long and short versions but used normal boning rather than the wooden busk from the pattern. Also made the bloomers and chemise which is a simplicity patter but runs very big. Might post another project on that




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    Apr 18, 2018, 07.36 PMby SeamRacer

    Nice work! I need to make some stays for under my regency dresses and didn’t know about this pattern from Red Threaded! I’ve made that same chemise also (1850s era, Simplicity #2890, right?) and mine turned out big too. I think I’m going to go a size down for my next attempt. I was considering making a small center back tuck to bring my finished chemise in a bit.

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      May 4, 2018, 01.18 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Hi there. Yes the pattern is good and they have a lot of variety. I like it as it was downloadable and most others like it were paper so I would have had to wait. And yes this Simplicity pattern is massive. I actually tried to pull the left over right much more than it was supposed to be. But your comment is great and I’ll put a box pleat in the back to tighten it up so thanks for that!

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    Apr 15, 2018, 03.58 PMby chula123

    quite different from the other corsets. so cute :-) And I love seeing you with your hair down, looks very different too :-)) how come you are so into these kind of clothes?

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      Apr 16, 2018, 07.16 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Yes they are really different these ones. I love the style of them and had been wanting to make one for ages and then just bit the bullet and bought the pattern. (Quite expensive as it was £20 which is probably why I’d dithered so long). And I’ve ended up cutting all my hair off now as this was a couple of weekends ago!! I’ve always been utterly corset mad by the way and when I realised that people actually made them themselves I was so shocked…and then started trying and become addicted!! hahaha

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