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Blue 18th century stays by SannaMaK Blue 18th century stays by SannaMaK
My new 18th century shift and stays with front and back lacing. Both sewn by me. The stays are made of three layers of linen (two inner layers and the lining) and the top layer is of silk taffeta. It took about 100 5mm wide cable ties for boning. The boning channels are machine sewn but otherwise the stays are sewn by hand for historically accurate looks.

Making an 18th century shift: [link]

ON SALE! Message me for more inquieries.
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
These look great!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
I'm glad you like them :D
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Kawaii-x Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
DO WANT ! :O
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Haha, thanks.. I think! :'D
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Kawaii-x Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
It's soooo pretty !
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
I'm glad you like it :D
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Disgustedcats Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
pretty!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Thank you! :)
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Disgustedcats Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
You are most welcome.
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Ravenez Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!!! What did you use for the binding?
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
I'm glad you like my stays! :D Unfortunately I'm not sure what material the binding is but I suppose it's synthetic bias tape.. I had few meters of it already because I had bough it a long time ago.
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weblore Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Thank you :)
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just-fee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Looking great!!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Thank you :)
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DietCokeFiend Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Very clean execution! Love the color of your stays too :)
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Thank you! :D I love the color myself as well ;)
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Velven Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
These look lovely, the colour is beautiful!

Also, What pattern did you use for them, as I'm hoping to make some stays for myself in the not too distant future!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Thank you! :)

The patter is from the book "Period costume for stage & screen : patterns for women's dress 1800-1909 " by Jean Hunnisett. It's not perfectly historically accurate but I've been very happy with the pattern. It looks accurate enough for me, at least when you can't see the boning channels.

I can also recommend "Corsets : historic patterns and techniques" by Jill Salen. It has stays that are based on real ones.
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Velven Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
The pattern does look pretty accurate, I really like the panel at the front with the front lacing - it's a nice detail.

I wish I could get hold of a copy of that book - there was one in the library at uni and it was a great book!

I will check out the Jill Salen book too though, it sounds good! :)
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
I'm so happy we have a good collection of costume books in our main library because most of them are terribly expensive. I do want to buy them for myself as well... someday... :D

That book by Jill Salen is good, you should try to find it. But I also think it's not that hard to make patterns for stays if you just have good pictures of real 18th century stays with visible boning tunnels from the outside! Though, it might be a lot more difficult if it was your first stays :S
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Velven Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I really need to check out my local library too, I haven't been the whole time I was at uni because I never needed to, but now I am definitely in need of some extra reading!

If I don't have much luck at the library I may well be attempting to draft a pattern myself!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
I'm sure it will work just fine what ever you choose to do^^

I always have some extra reading! Now I'm reading a book about the history of mirrors - which is quite interesting, actually :'D - and recently I read an AWESOME book about the history of beauty... I also have a few other books to read... :P
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Velven Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm still trying to find time to finish my Marie Antoinette: Queen of Fashion book, but I'm getting there!! :)
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Oohh, I haven't heard about that one before! Is it good? :D
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Celefindel Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
I just can say the same: Very beautiful! The pattern, the colours and the fit!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Thank you! :D

I just noticed I hadn't watched you even though I thought I had! Oh well, now it's done :)
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Celefindel Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Oh thank you very much! :)
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
You're welcome :)
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Baroquecat Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Thank you! :D
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Mycket fina! :clap:
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Tack! :D
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LadyMerandaBoggre Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Varsågod! =D
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Isiswardrobe Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Very pretty!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Thank you! :)
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