1780s Front Lacing Stays Pattern — Individually Sized Paper Pattern

1780s Front Lacing Stays Pattern — Individually Sized Paper Pattern

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Our 1780s front lacing stays pattern features a lower bust line, more extreme diagonal style lines, and are shorter overall when compared to our 1750s–1770s Georgian stays pattern. This creates a conical torso with a defined waist, a lower prow-front bosom, and drawn-back shoulders—hallmarks of the fashionable silhouette of the late 18th century. The front lacing also simplifies dressing, and the closed back ensures a lovely smooth line beneath the Anglaise and Italian gowns that were so popular during this period.

Pattern Details:

  • Appropriate for late 1770s to the early 1790s
  • Designed for steel boning
  • Center front spiral lacing
  • Optional stomacher
  • Cut-in-one tabs
  • Adjustable shoulder straps

A booklet is included with written and photographic step-by-step instructions. We also provide a resource sheet with US and UK based corsetry supplier recommendations and general research sources. You can get all the specialty supplies you need to recreate your stays by purchasing our corresponding kit.

This pattern is recommended for those with intermediate to advanced sewing skills. Corsets are not generally beginner projects.

Our patterns are individually sized, so be sure to select the appropriate size when ordering. If you are between sizes, we recommend you size down. Please contact us if you have any questions.

How to Pick Your Size

To help you achieve the best fit, we have created a step-by-step tutorial on how to shorten or lengthen your corset pattern.

Our stay and corset patterns are based closely on historical shapes and extant examples, but utilize modern construction techniques and materials to bring you an accurate silhouette in a sturdy, comfortable garment.

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