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]
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