Pink Silk Stay: interior detail

Here is a preview of my latest pair of stays. The pattern is not directly based on any one corset but from merging some modern patterns of my own corsets with images in Corsets and Crinolines for 17th and 18th century corsets. I adapted it until I had a unique pattern that I loved on myself. I’m going to adapt the pattern to create more accurate 18th century details for my personal wedding corset. I chose to pattern match all pieces focusing at the waist-point except at the back where I centered the design on the back panels. This is the first corset where I’ve added a tail to the backpanel that flares out.

Pink Stay pattern Exterior

Pink Stay tail

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1930s EffanBee doll Outfit reproduction

My grandfather recently gifted me his Effanbee doll under the condition that I make a reproduction dress for the sweetheart. She is in good condtion but the fabric of her entire outfit has shattered beyond repair.I’ve started by taking tons of photographs of the original outfit and drafting a pattern. I’m currently sourcing appropriate materials for this project.

Here are some photos:

Effanbee Overdress

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Reversible Modern Overbust: interior detail shots

The current corset project has progressed nicely. The client even decided to make all three skirt options to increase the versatility of the corset. Luckily I have enough of this fabric to do so!
My favorite part is the piping in contrasting silk.

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