Size 20 18th Century Strapless Stays
Pattern by: JP Ryan
Made in the USA
Strapless stays are designed for comfort and give a cylindrical shape to the torso while allowing full freedom of movement of the arms and shoulders. The fully illustrated directions are included for any necessary alterations required to fit your figure. These stays are appropriate for late 18th century wear and incorporates features from extant 18th century stays in the National Museum of American History and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In The Virginia Gazette of 1774 “Run away . . . a Welsh woman . . . had on, and took with her . . . an old pair of green coloured stays” as cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls.
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