16th and 17th century stays

Stays from 16th and 17th century
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1660 - 1680, stays of cream linen

1660 - 1680, stays of cream linen

1671-1680 Wool, silk and linen stays. The decorative silk brocade is used only on the front of the stays, as this portion might be visible through the front opening of the gown. The sides and back of the stays are executed in a less costly blue wool and the lining in linen.

1671-1680 Wool, silk and linen stays. The decorative silk brocade is used only on the front of the stays, as this portion might be visible through the front opening of the gown. The sides and back of the stays are executed in a less costly blue wool and the lining in linen.

Women’s stays circa 1660 to 1680. Museu Nacional do Traje. Accession Number: 29725 TC

Women’s stays circa 1660 to 1680. Museu Nacional do Traje. Accession Number: 29725 TC

1671-1680 (back view)Wool, silk and linen stays. The decorative silk brocade is used only on the front of the stays, as this portion might be visible through the front opening of the gown. The sides and back of the stays are executed in a less costly blue wool and the lining in linen.

1671-1680 (back view)Wool, silk and linen stays. The decorative silk brocade is used only on the front of the stays, as this portion might be visible through the front opening of the gown. The sides and back of the stays are executed in a less costly blue wool and the lining in linen.

ca. 1590 Elizabeth Vernon, Countess of Southampton

ca. 1590 Elizabeth Vernon, Countess of Southampton

Queen Elizabeth I Effigy Bodies, 1603

Queen Elizabeth I Effigy Bodies, 1603

Women’s stays circa 1660 to 1680. Museu Nacional do Traje. Accession Number: 29725 TC

Women’s stays circa 1660 to 1680. Museu Nacional do Traje. Accession Number: 29725 TC

1660-1670 Stays and busk, V&A

Stays and busk

1660-1670 Stays and busk, V&A

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The stays from the Sittingbourne cache, with detailed shots, by 'The Vicar'. According to Eastop (http://www.concealedgarments.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/AHRC-Textile-and-Text-PDF.pdf) they are circa 1620.

The stays from the Sittingbourne cache, with detailed shots, by 'The Vicar'. According to Eastop (http://www.concealedgarments.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/AHRC-Textile-and-Text-PDF.pdf) they are circa 1620.

Ye Olde Fashion: Portrait of Elizabeth Vernon at her toilette (dating to circa 1600) shows a jacket being worn as informal wear during the late Elizabethan era.

Ye Olde Fashion: Portrait of Elizabeth Vernon at her toilette (dating to circa 1600) shows a jacket being worn as informal wear during the late Elizabethan era.

Inside of the corset in the Pitt-Rivers museum. Other myths include 'only wealthy people had backlacing stays'. This is not true, especially as its often recorded that servants inherited their mistresses stays and often wore them till they fell apart.

Inside of the corset in the Pitt-Rivers museum. Other myths include 'only wealthy people had backlacing stays'. This is not true, especially as its often recorded that servants inherited their mistresses stays and often wore them till they fell apart.

doesnt have free patterns on this site, more of a list of websites that have free patterns. a few very useful links

doesnt have free patterns on this site, more of a list of websites that have free patterns. a few very useful links

Stays in the Pitt-Rivers museum, Oxford. The museum doesn't seem to understand corsetry and has labled it with the wrong date together with the usual 1920's rubbish about how corsets ruined women's bodies.

Stays in the Pitt-Rivers museum, Oxford. The museum doesn't seem to understand corsetry and has labled it with the wrong date together with the usual 1920's rubbish about how corsets ruined women's bodies.

From an excellent blog on the accurate step by step reconstruction of an original pair. If you're new to this its a good place to start.

Stays

From an excellent blog on the accurate step by step reconstruction of an original pair. If you're new to this its a good place to start.

A nice view of the stitching on the boning channels.

A nice view of the stitching on the boning channels.

When a nice reproduction is laced WRONG. This is how you lace 1880 style, not 1780.

When a nice reproduction is laced WRONG. This is how you lace 1880 style, not 1780.

Effigy Stay - Side View

Effigy Stay - Side View

Effigy Stay - Back View

Effigy Stay - Back View

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