Pattern: 18th Century Half-Boned Stays size 16/18/20/22

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18th Century Half-Boned Stays by J.P. Ryan

In the 18th century stays were worn to reshape the upper female torso. High fashion stays with shoulder straps were designed to create a fairly straight line from bosom to navel (and beyond), compress and widen the bosom, narrow the back, elongate and reduce the waistline.

Stays were the basic foundation garment upon which all subsequent garments were built. From comments of the time among the fashionable, shape was more important than comfort.

These half-boned stays with shoulder straps are designed to reshape your person into the conical 18th century fashionable ideal. They may also restrict movement of the upper arms and will compress the lower rib cage.

This original pattern incorporates features from extant 18th century stays in the collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Gallery of English Costume, Manchester; and The Kyoto Costume Institut e.

In selecting your size, please refer to the bust/waist measurements given on the size chart as pattern sizes and clothing sizes are rarely the same. Fully illustrated instructions included, plus How to Adjust the Stays Pattern to Fit Your Figure. See second picture for sizes.

Sizes available: 16, 18, 20 and 22 (x2) (one size per pattern)

*Note: These patterns come from my personal collection and are new and unused. These are the only patterns I have and sell and there is no new stock after these are sold.

The shipping price is registered & signed for envelope shipping.

If you would like to have it shipped unsigned and not registered the prices are quite a bit lower, but not protected or reimbursed if lost in the mail. Feel free to contact me if you prefer this option.

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