Fabric: linen, canvas
Pattern: Butterick 4254
Notions: boning, emboridery floss, ribbon, bias binding
How historically accurate is it? this is my first attempt at 18th century stays. I'm not sure how authentic the pattern is. And my boning choice was modern. But it gives a good enough sillouette for what I want to do.
Hours to complete: lost count took me about a month.
First worn: For fittings for my dress.
Total cost: Pattern £6.50 + p&p, Boning approx. £8. Bias binding £4 approx. Ribbon £2 approx. Canvas £12. Linen £10. £42.50 approx.
I did my mock up in denim using an old pair of jeans and rigaline taped on.
|Close up of eyelets and spiral lacing.|