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My third attempt on 18th century stays. Made of silk (outer layer), linen (three inner layers), cotton bias, silk - and cotton thread and boned with cable ties.

I wasn't happy with the fit of the red pair (and I hated the purple), so I made me a new pair. These are really comfortable and I like the silhouette they give me. (What I don't like is the horrible binding! Please ignore that! To bind stays are boring and I'm not good at that at all.)

I used a pattern (but made them fully boned instead of half) in Corsets and crinolines by Norah Waugh.

Enjoy them (or not)!

Purple pair (oldest): [link]
Red pair: [link]
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hau Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is lovely. I hope mine come out even half as well!
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you and I'm sure yours will! =)

I'm re-doing these, new lining and binding. But I really like to make a completly new pair. (I hate that I'm sush a perfectionist! =()
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RenaissanceOtaku Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Lovely! Such perfect stitches.
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's too kind! :rose:

Thank you for the comment and the fav!
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RenaissanceOtaku Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome!
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loaves Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
I really appreciate the fine handwork you did on this. To solve the binding problem? Try using the same color binding so it won't stand out so much. I don't particularly like to do binding either. It always ends up looking lumpy.
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!

Good idea... but I think it can be hard to find a matching binding. You can make it yourself of the same fabric as the stays, but... I guess I'm too lazy. ;P
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loaves Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
You can get little bias binder makers at the sewing store (Jo Ann's or Hancock Fabrics). Makes it easy.
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Never heard of Jo Ann's or Hancock Fabrics. Maybe because I live in Sweden...
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loaves Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Ah well, I'd guess that sewing stores there would have them.
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe, but bias binder maker is not on top of my list. I don't say never, but not right now...
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loaves Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
LOL
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RubyOfTrinity Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Cute!

I have something very similar put out by Butterick.
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

They say that Butterick is a good one, but I've never tried.
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RubyOfTrinity Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
It is, but be warned, it runs about 3 sizes bigger than what it says. :P
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it so... =( Well I liked this pattern, so I think a will stick with it for the next stays. =)
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RubyOfTrinity Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Yes, I don't know about their "normal" clothing, but all their costumes run at least 3 sizes bigger.
I measure at a 16, but can EASILY fit into a 10.
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's too bad... =(
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Madizzo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Ser superbra ut! Jag är sjukt sugen på att sy en själv... Funderar på om det ska bli mitt projekt i sommar.

Vad har du använt som boning (herregud, vad heter de på svenska?!)? har kollat om de har sånt i sybehörsaffärer men inte hittat något ännu...
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Tack ska du ha!

Boning? Jag kallar det bening, vet dock inte vad andra säger. Styvnader tror jag att de skriver i dräktböcker... Nåväl, jag använder buntband och det är tydligen ganska vanligt bland kostymörer. Inte tidstypiskt, men valfiskben går väl knappt att få tag på.
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Madizzo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Nej, jag tänkte att valfiskben kanske skulle bli lite klurigt! Ska fråga efter styvnader nästa gång jag är i sybutiken! tack!
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Furulunds i Västerås (jag har för mig att du är västeråsare) hade bara - i alla fall när jag skulle införskaffa korsettmaterial - sådana där supertunna polyester stynader (tydligen kallade Rigilene) som inte fungerar till historiska snörliv (jag har hört någon säga att dessa endast duger till att använda när man klär om möbler. =P De är för veka och knölar sig.) Leta efter något som (på engelska) kallas Synthetic Whalebone eller köp buntband. Metall användes inte i någon större utsträckning under 1700-talet. Sedan finns de dem som använder träpinnar, typ blompinnar efter vad jag har förstått. Jag furtsätter att du ska sy en historisk korsett, men jag kanske har missuppfattat dig...

Om det är ett snörliv från 1700-talet som vi pratar om, så kan jag rekommendera två länkar från Historical Sewing Forum:
1. [link]
2. [link]
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Madizzo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Absolut historisk, helst så autentisk som möjligt. Håller på att samla all info jag kan innan jag börjar på riktigt. Jag sydde en korsett för nästan tio år sedan och frågade på furulunds och då hade de inget. Ska komma ihåg att inte köpa rigilene. Buntband låter väldigt smart och hållbart till korsett! Billigt också för den delen...

Ska kolla länkarna nu! Tack!!!
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hoppas att du finner länkarna användbara. =)

Vad ska du ha ditt snörliv till, om man får fråga? Maskerad eller är du med i något sällskap?
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Madizzo Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Jag är mest bara intresserad av hantverket. Jag studerar modevetenskap och känner att jag måste testa att experimentera med sådant jag bara läst om... För några månader sedan slutade jag tex att tvätta håret med schampo för att få lite 1700-talsfeeling... Tror det säger det mesta...hoho..

Skulle dock väldigt gärna vilja gå med i något 1700-talssällskap... Men jag är lite feg...

När använder du dina kläder?
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just nu använder jag mig bara av kläderna när jag känner för att "klä ut mig." Men det är tänkt att jag i framtiden ska ge mig iväg på galej med något sällskap, men först måste man samla mod.
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AlAlNe Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Pretty amazing! Love the color and the perfect fit.
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you so much! =D
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IndifferentCentury Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student General Artist
ooh! Yay for using cable ties :) I find them very useful. I've never seen stays with channels going horizontally across the top. Does that help with.... keeping things where they belong? Also, do you find there is a difference in what the silhouette is like if you use slanted channels versus vertical ones on the front panels? Because I've seen stays done both ways and I'm wondering what the difference is.
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm... If you want an answer on vertical boning vs. slanted, you have to ask someone else. :blush: I'm pretty new to sewing and I can't put my finger on what's the difference. Sorry...
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Weinglasarien Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There is a couple of stays like that in "Corsets and Crinolines" by Nora Waugh. I think it helps to keep the front rounder instead of flat.
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are right. :nod:
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Looking good! I agree with you and Elize, it fits very well and the shape is very pretty! But, I do also agree with you about the tabs, you should practise more with them :) tabs are tricky! Even I'm not satified with my work with them usually.
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Man får tacka för kommentaren!

Practise? Bah! I did a better job on the older stays (the red ones.) I used bias tape binding them but on these I used an ordinary cotton ribbon (even if I've written bias tape in the description), maybe that's why I get two different results. (One bad and one better.)
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Oh, I see. :P Well, the binding in the red stays was better :P
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes...

Men låt oss inte gråta över spilld mjölk. Jag kan ju binda om dessa, om jag verkligen skulle vilja. Å andra sidan, de syns ju inte...
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Ja men det är bara du som ser ditt korsett..
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ja, det är ju bara jag som ser min korsett. Jag och så min kammarjungfru förstås. ;P
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Haha, absolut!
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Nice! the fit is excellent.
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the comment.
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melthepirate Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
how do the cable ties work as boning?
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that the cable ties work well as boning, but I've not tried anything else...
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melthepirate Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad to hear they worked well for you, I'm about to use them myself, I only hope my project turns out half as well as yours!
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, how sweet of you! =) I'm sure your stays will turn out very good!
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TwoWhiteHorses Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Fin den blev, den ser avancerad ut, känner du dig nöjd?
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Tack!

Jag tycker att den blev helt okej, men jag tror att jag kan bättre. ;P
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Psypsynel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I could produce something so neat like you :(
I always envied those Project Runway people.
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the comment!

I think that you can! =) (I was almost a novice when I began this this 18th century costume project. I've learned alonge the way...)
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