In a dramatic departure from the rigid, conical silhouettes of previous centuries, women of the Regency era adopted a softer, more romantic look with a raised waist and curved bust. Our Regency short stays pattern is the perfect foundation for the neoclassical-inspired fashions of the early 1800s through the late 1820s. This style is a lighter alternative to a full length corset. With that in mind, we recommend our long stays pattern for plus sizes as it provide more shaping and support.
- Appropriate for 1800–1820s
- Ends above the natural waist
- Bust gussets
- Back lacing
- Adjustable shoulder straps
- Designed for center front boning instead of a busk
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.
A further note on sizing: short stays patterns are available in sizes XS-XXL. In style development, we found that short stays often do not provide enough support and/or were not comfortable in the plus size range because a lot of the support comes from the underbust edge which has a tendency to dig in. Therefore this is the only pattern style we did not feel comfortable offering in this size range.
If you would still like to give it a try, we recommend cutting off the long stays pattern a bit above the waist, and mocking up to see where the bottom edge should most comfortably end for your particular shape.
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.
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. You can read more about the research and inspiration for this style on our blog.
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