Friday, May 30, 2014

Off Topic Post - Medium Sized Transitional Stays Pattern now up for sale!

Medium Sized Transitional Stays

These are available up at Spoonflower. Order the fat quarter for one copy of the pattern in a medium size. The small size is also still up as well. These are pretty highly adjustable given the front and back lacing. I wear my stays, which are from this pattern, with all my Regency era dresses. I truly love them - they are comfortable and work well through out most of the Regency era (1795-1825).

 Here's the pattern as it arrived today in the mail for me to make sure it actually looks okay.  There is only one minor issue and it has to do with the strap.

 The strap matches in the front strap tab perfectly - however not with the back one.  Just add a small gusset in your mock up and it should work fine.  Add the triangular gusset to the inside - armscye- side. 
 The pattern front on the dress dummy.   The strap is a bit long - but I did that on purpose so that people can adjust it to their size as needed.   Just cut off the excess when doing a mock up. 
The back with the bum roll piece.  :-)   Match to the pink dot closest to the back or move it closer to the back tabs.  It will work fine from there. 

Feel free to ask any questions. Here's the previous post for the small stays pattern.


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    1. Thanks! I wish I could find a company that would print off large scale paper patterns to ship off easily but, eh, fabric works. It's what most of my patterns are made of anyway. And it doesn't rip easily nor does it disintegrate when your cat/dog/small child "accidentally" spills your mug of tea all over the pattern piece you were trying to cut out. Because, as all seamstresses/tailors know, that never happens. ;-)

    2. LOL! No, accidents never happen. (Looking at cat's damp paw print on my desk.)

      Try looking for a "blue print" printer - they rarely do blue prints, these days, it's all on bond paper. Contractors and architects use them.

      That's how I print all of my patterns, in small batches rather than in huge runs like the tissue printers require. (Or did last I looked.) Fold them up, stuff them in plastic bags with a cover and instructions, and they're ready to mail. :-)