Pattern Pack A: Size XS–XXL only. We have found in testing that short stays often do not provide optimum comfortable support in the B size range.
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. We recommend our long stays pattern for plus sizes as it provide more shaping and support.
- Ends above the natural waist
- Bust gussets
- Back lacing
- Adjustable shoulder straps
- Designed for center front boning instead of a busk
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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Materials for Short Stays
Strength layer (coutil, twill, drill): 5/8 yd @ 60” wide | .75 yd @ 54” wide | 1 yd @ 45” wide
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
The pattern is designed for 1/4” wide boning. If making up the pattern as-is with no length adjustments, you will need: Straight Steels—4 @ 4.5”, 6 @ 4” | Spiral Steels—2 @ 4.5” for XS-M, 2 @ 5 " for L-XXL