Historical Sewing Patterns

The Mantua-Maker

To create the true Georgian silhouette, you need a firm pair of stays. This long corset is helpful with bust enhancement and abdomen reduction, and includes fully-boned or half-boned options. The removable busk is not included, but is available in another listing.

The stays of this period were heavily boned to create the fashionable conical shape. When lightly boned (known as half boned), they were used for casual, leisure wear, and might be called corsets; unboned, they were worn privately, or when privately entertaining, and were called jumps.

This pattern includes 11 pages of instructions with historical tips, and 2 pattern sheets. They are printed on bond paper, and enclosed in a reclosable plastic bag.

All sizes 2 – 24 are included.

No. 1700-1
Needed for the true Georgian silhouette.
Long corset for bust enhancement
and abdomen reduction.
Option of fully boned or half boned.
Removable busk (not included).

$9.00

No. 1700-8
 Includes an Information Sheet.
Keeps the front of the corset upright & stiff.
Fits patterns #1500-4, #1700-1 & #1810-3

$9.00

1720 - 1790 Georgian Stays Pattern

14" long Hardwood Busk