So I’ve alreday begun making the stays for the outfit.
For the pattern I used an old altered pattern of an elizabethan corset (based on the pattern from Elizabethan Costume Page) that I yet another time altered (while having a look at authentic period patterns in Corsets and crinolines) to fit my vision and period likeness.
So this is the first attempt on making the pattern based on the altered elizabethan corset pattern. Need alotta te for that! ;D
And this is the finished pattern! Kinda, I think… 😄 Note that I will round the endings of the tabs later in the process.
The fabric I’m using is actually not linen (that most of you might use). The thing is that I had a bit of cotton canvas-ish fabric lying around that I didn’t know what to do with – so that’s what I used!
And here’s one side panel all finished and hand sewn! 😄 When I started to make the stays I had no intentionof doing so much by hand – I’ve always been more drawn to the easy way, hehe ^^;. But in some strange way my mind just turned when my boyfriend asked me if I was going to do it all by hand. I thought “Why not? Let’s see how long before I get tired of it!” ;P I must say that I’m not tired of it yet (with both side panels done)! It’s perfect for watching tv! ;D
And yes – it is all hand sewn and I used back stitch. ;D