I make costumes

After drawing my pattern out on paper, I cut it out of this heavy cotton duck/broadcloth(?) to check fit. Looks okay so far. Made small modifications like shortening it and cutting the cups a little bigger. Now I have this layer and a layer of cotton muslin pinned together.

front of staysfront of staysBack of stays

Inspired by Kathrine’s 1790’s transitional stays. After the stays are done I’m going to make a toile of the bodice for a drop front dress.


One response to “I make costumes

  1. I love doing that kind of stitching! Once I made a corsette for a lady that got married under and awning I made…absurd!
    I have been using the same pattern for almost 20 yrs and have made many modifications…I love all the hand work involved.
    I love my gift and it seems you have it as well….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s