A lightweight bodice reminiscent of those worn in the Regency period 1811-20
This is a lightweight 3-panel (plus gusset cups and shoulder straps) per side (or 5 in total if cutting the centre front as one piece) early nineteenth century Regency stays/bodice PDF pattern in sizes under-bust 25-38.5''/ cup sizes A-E - 11 sizes. Seam allowances are not included on this pattern. Note that large bust sizes will not get sufficient support from this design and gussets have been sized to a maximum of an E cup which is 6'' larger than the stated under-bust. The key measurement to take when referring to the size chart is your under-bust - ensure a horizontal tape is snug at the point where your bra band comfortably sits. Although referred to as stays the design makes an excellent alternative to a bra - instead of ties at the strap, why not use a covered piece of elastic for comfort at the shoulder? The design is lightly boned at the CF and CB and has a corded panel at the mid section although this can be substituted for synthetic whalebone (or light steel spirals). As was fashionable during this era, the silhouette is of a push-up bust effect -if you do not like this 'shelf-effect' this pattern isn't for you!
Note – no lacing gap is factored into this pattern. If you would prefer your corset to have a lacing gap at the back, make one size smaller - each size has a difference of 1.2''. This slight difference will not affect the strap position markedly. INCLUDES A 25 PAGE DOCUMENT OF CORSET CONSTRUCTION NOTES!
The corset length measures 12-14.5cm at the centre front and 15cm at the back (depending on size).
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.
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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.