Saturday, February 27, 2010

stays + corsets

When it comes to historical undergarments, the first thing that comes to mind is a corset/stays. If you're really wanting to be "historically correct" then your must have the proper undergarments so that your bodice has the proper shape.

A few years from now, when I am more experienced, I would like to sew a pair of stays using this pattern:
Butterick's B4254. This looks like an excellent pattern... but I don't think I'm ready yet :(

As for corsets, I really like the one that Anna at Ageless Apparel bought on Ebay (here at this post.)

Isn't it sad that Little Women week is over? I think if we hadn't been traveling, I would have written an article or two.... but the Olympics will only be here once or twice in my life, and I might not get to go the second time it's on our continent; so there are no regrets :) (I downloaded our pics from the trip, and I'm going to post them eventually, by the way.)

Have a nice day!


p.s. I'm thinking about "hosting" an event..... but I haven't decided what sort. I might do a poll, or something.


  1. I have that pattern! I haven't made it yet, but I really want to make that View A sometime to go with my colonial gown and the many colonial gowns I dream of making. :)

    I love historical costuming. For me, researching the exact historical accuracy of a piece and sewing it myself and actually wearing it--especially if I have a ball or an event at which to show it off--really gets me into the mindset of the period and absolutely brings it to life. :D I've made gowns from the tudor, regency, colonial, and civil war eras.

    Beautiful blog! I'm so glad I found it! Thanks for stopping by A Beauty Glorious and taking the time to comment with your wonderful words of encouragement!

    You know what, maybe this is weird, because I don't know you at all, but you seem like a really sweet amazing person and I just want to give you a big **HUGGLE** right now. :) I pray you have a gloriously blessed day.

  2. Congrats on being a finalist in the "Little Women" event! =)

  3. I enjoyed reading that post!!
    When are you going to post next?

  4. thought you might like to see this corset. Not sure if it's from the same pattern or not? I think it is...

  5. Yes, it is. Thanks for sharing the link :)

  6. Oh pretty! i hope you do make it! I'm makeing a Duct Tape corset right now! It's SO COOL! i didn't know how it would turn out but now that i've sewn the pieces together and laced it up, i can't believe how perfect it fits!
    But here is my friends blog:
    the link will take you to her corset posts! she's makeing the one from that pattern. the one at the top, that is. :) she's going to make the whole Elizabeth Swann --wedding gown! er..I think it's her wedding gown.. anyway, take a look! it's beautiful! I can't wait to see it done! it's beautiful and PINK!


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