It’s a new year and it’s time for a new pair of stays. You may remember my current pair that I made back in 2009.
These stays have served me well over the past few seasons, but it’s time for a new pair. My body has changed the bust area and this pair just doesn’t do their job well anymore.
So, I have been researching and pouring over my books to find a new pair that I think will suit me. Corsets, by Jill Salen, seems to have the perfect pair for my body shape.
This pair. They are classified as jumps, due to minimal boning, but the pattern and shape are exactly what I am looking for.
The exciting thing about this particular pair is that they are already my size. The pattern will only need minor adjustments. I have found that using historical patterns are much more successful for my body size and shape than using modern patterns, like JP Ryan and S and S. Hopefully this set of stays will prove to be similar.
On a side note, if you don’t already own Corsets Historical Patterns and Techniques, you need to get it. It is AMAZING!!!! It is full of stays and corsets from multiple eras as well as patterns taken from each pair. There are also detailed instructions on a few pairs that walk you through how to construct them. I can’t praise this book enough!
That’s all for now! I hope you have a lovely day :)