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This is a 5-panel (plus cups and shoulder straps) late eighteenth century Regency stays pattern in small sizes UK6, 8, 10 & 12. This mid-diaphragm design is from the early part of the Regency period (approximately 1790) and is loosely based on a V&A exhibit - they are known as ‘transitional’ stays as they bridge the gap between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when there was a notable shift in fashion aesthetic (stays became shorter when the Empire line became fashionable). Seam allowances are included on this pattern. Bust sizes are not stated as the cups are gathered to size. Note that very large bust sizes may not get sufficient support from this design.
Note – no lacing gap is factored into this pattern. If you would prefer your corset to have a lacing back at the back, make the size smaller - each size has a difference of 1.2''. INCLUDES A 25 PAGE DOCUMENT OF CORSET CONSTRUCTION NOTES!
The corset length measures 19cm at the centre front and 22cm at the back.
This pattern is drafted in AutoCAD and available as an instant download - you will need to print out on size letter (A) or A4 paper, making sure 'actual size' and 'centre the print' is ticked in your print dialogue box.
It is recommended that you make a toile to the largest of your measurements to check the fit of the pattern – at this stage you can take in the smaller of your measurements, lengthen if need be, and transfer these amendments to your pattern to ensure a perfect fitting corset.
There are no restrictions on the use of this pattern - use to your heart's content. I simply ask that you don't pass on the file or use it to, say, profit from a line of ready-to-wear corsets.