Pattern Pack A: Size XS–XXL
Pattern Pack B: Size 18–26 Plus
The end of the 18th century saw major shifts in western women's fashion. After centuries of conical silhouettes, the body was allowed to curve and waistlines rose to just under the bust. Transitional stays were the "missing link" between earlier styles and the later long line stays, and with a lightly boned conical torso and soft bust gores, our 1790s stays pattern makes the perfect foundation for fashions of the early Regency period.
- Appropriate for 1790–1810
- Center front busk
- Bust gores
- Back lacing
- Adjustable shoulder straps
Includes multi-sized printed pattern, sewing instructions, fitting & mockup guides, and list of supply resources. You can also get all the specialty supplies for our corset and stays patterns in our corresponding kits. See materials list below.
This pattern is recommended for those with intermediate to advanced sewing skills.
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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Strength layer (coutil, twill, drill): 1 yd @ 60” wide | 1.5 yd @ 54” wide | 2 yd @ 45” wide
Bust Gusset fabric: .5 yd lighter weight fabric such as broadcloth, light linen, poplin
Optional outer fashion fabric (mid-weight cotton, linen, etc.): Same as strength layer, but add 0.5 yd if you want to make self-fabric binding. This could be the same fabric as the Bust Gusset fabric.
The pattern is designed for 1/4” wide boning. If making up the pattern as-is with no length adjustments, you will need:
SIZES XS–M: Straight Steels—2 @ 11.5”, 2 @ 11”, 6 @ 9”, 2 @ 7”
SIZES L–XXL: Straight Steels—2 @ 12”, 2 @ 11.5”, 6 @ 9”, 2 @ 7”
PLUS SIZES: Straight Steels—2 @ 13”, 2 @ 12”, 8 @ 10”, 2 @ 8”, 2 @ 6”
12” wooden busk; 8 yds ribbon or cord for lacing; 1 yd narrow ribbon or cord for front drawstring; bone casing: 2 yds XS–XXL, 3 yds 18–26 (or 1/2” wide twill tape, thick bias tape, coutil strips, etc.); 2 pkgs 1” wide single fold bias tape (or make your own: cut 1.25” wide bias strips, 4–6 yds worth depending on size); 3 doz. grommets; grommet setter
**Redthreaded Corset Kits can be purchased at redthreaded.com.**