This design was inspired by a pair of half-boned stitched Rococo Stays dating from the 1770’s that are held at the V&A Museum in London. The sample shown in the photos was very much modernised – it was made in 8 rather than 4 panels per side, the CF has a closure zip, it was sewn using contemporary corsetry techniques and the skirts (tabs) were ‘fused’ together to give a fitted ‘rounded’ hip. The notes give lots of information about historical stays and how the pattern can be used to be more authentic (how you can join the middle panels to create a 4 panelled design (per side) for instance).
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.
The stays length measures 34-39cm at the centre front and 42-47cm at the back depending on size. See the photo of the measurements for approximate sizes.
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.
Please note: this will be live as the pattern of the month on Patreon (for $3 tier & above) in March 2021 - if you enjoy trying out lots of different corset styles at low cost check out my page https://www.patreon.com/corsetsbycaroline?ty=h and become a patron for just 5$ a month (for 9 designs per year or $3 a month for 4 a year)!
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.