Starting a new project, a pair of stays, a commission for Olympe.
|Olympe's materials - cream jacquard, yellow linen, and the stays shall be interlined in canvas|
|Reference for boning. I'm thinking a combo of hemp (for curves) and zip ties (my favorite) for straights|
|An example of front closing stays. No laces shown here, oddly enough.|
|Front closing stays with wide-set shoulder straps. Olympe's won't be so wide, and her straps will be detachable. I love the long tail on the back of these, though.|
|One of those standard reference images for stays you see everywhere. Where did I even get this?|
|A free pattern I found on the web. Half boned stays, but could be fully boned easily enough.|
|Butterick's stays pattern. I may use this for basic pattern pieces to then alter.|
She has asked for wide-ish tabs (and I agree), and straps that can be removed. They straps will have a wide set so as to be worn fairly far out on the shoulder, if attached.
|My preliminary sketches for the stays, just exploring pattern, where the seams will be how the bones will work. Brainstorming.|