Two More Renaissance Stays

Brown Silk Renaissance Stays - Front View, by Sidney Eileen

Brown Silk Renaissance Stays - All Views, by Sidney EileenI finished two new Renaissance stays which I’ve been working on for the past couple weeks.  One is plain, and the other has a brown silk cover and leather edging.  Both have a double-layer core of hemp/linen canvas, a change that I couldn’t be more pleased about.  The hemp/linen canvas is superior to the cotton duck canvas in every way, has almost no give, is strong and sturdy, and I expect it to wear like iron.

The chocolate dupioni silk stays are in partial trade for photos, so in the next couple months I should have photos of it being worn.  In addition to the silk cover and leather edging, it also has a busk pocket, and I will be finishing the making busk in the next few days.  On my pricing sheet I have the busk pocket and the busk listed separately, because if the owner can use the 14″ wood busks available through most costume suppliers it will be a much cheaper option than having me make it by hand.  The price of the busks is variable because I can carve or wood burn them with knotwork or other designs.

 

Brown Silk Renaissance Stays

Fabric: Two core layers of hemp/linen canvas, dupioni silk cover, and cotton muslin lining
Boning: 1/2″ flat spring steel bones fanned for the front panel and 2 1/4″ flat spring steel bones per tab
Piecing: Five panels total – one front panel, two side panels, and two back panels
Edging: Leather, hand stitched
Busk Pocket: Dupioni silk lined with hemp/linen canvas

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Plain Elizabethan Stays

Fabric: Two core layers of hemp/linen canvas, cover and lining 100% cotton denim
Boning: 1/2″ flat spring steel bones fanned for the front panel and 2 1/4″ flat spring steel bones per tab
Piecing: Five panels total – one front panel, two side panels, and two back panels
Edging: Pseudo-suede, hand stitched on the tabs and machine stitched on top

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Basic Renaissance Stays, by Sidney Eileen

Basic Renaissance Stays

 

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