…and up, and out. These are quite an intriguing pair of bust-enhancing apparati! I’m so tickled.
These stays have gone together surprisingly well, with just a little fiddling with the drawstrings in the bust cups. They are shown here over my not-well-endowed dress form, Millie, but I patterned them over a C cup bra.
|Patterning in muslin, over the stuffed C cup bra.
The stays will lace at the center front, and all edges will be bound in oyster-colored 1/4″ bias. There is boning at the center back, and off to the sides of each, er, boob, to help support them in that, uh, region. The whole idea with the Regency shape is to move the bust together, upwards, but also out, like a shelf rather than squished flat.
|The straps are thin and wide-set. They tie on at the front so as to be
adjustable, and can be worn further out on the shoulder if need be.
More photos of the finished Jane Austen Maxi Bra to come!