Basic Renaissance Stays

These stays are constructed using modern materials and techniques, to provide the proper fashion silhouette for the modern reenactor seeking a quality garment without breaking the bank. This kind of corset is suitable as a foundation garment for any period of costuming that requires a conical silhouette. They are basic “Renaissance” stays, all partially boned and created using modern methods and materials.

Fabric: Two layers of hemp or linen canvas. A couple examples have a cotton twill cover.
Boning: 1/2″ flat spring steel bones fanned for the front panel and 2 1/4″ flat spring steel bones per tab
Piecing: Three panels total – one front panel and two back panels, or two front panels and one back panel
Edging: Organic cotton ribbon edging.

Basic Renaissance Stays - Quarter Front View, by Sidney EileenBasic Renaissance Stays - Front View, by Sidney Eileen

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