I've learned SO much while working on these stays, and much shall change in the final pattern. They're to be mailed off to Olympe today, for a fitting, and we'll go from there.
Of course, they don't fit me (as you can see in the photos), but I want to do a pair that does, which should be a simple matter of scaling up the waist measurement when the final pattern is done.
These stays, once fully completed, will be sold in the American Duchess shop on Etsy. They're a prototype, so will be a reduced price of $150. I'll post about it when the time comes.
In the meantime, I'm feeling quite accomplished and proud of myself. /pats self on back.
Now for a couple polls. I'm looking for the average measurements of readers of the blog, so that I may fashion clothing for you guys in the future: