Sewing Basic Strapless “Renaissance” Stays with Modern Materials

How to make a renaissance corset, by Sidney EileenFinish the Bottom Edge

Edge stitch along the bottom of the stays.  Be sure to go around the tab slits, and stitch back and forth at the top to help re-enforce those areas.

How to make a renaissance corset, by Sidney Eileen

 

Edge the bottom of the stays.  I edged this pair of stays using my sewing machine, but it can also be done by hand.

How to make a renaissance corset, by Sidney Eileen

 

Bone, Edge, and Grommet

Insert the boning and secure them in place.  To secure them, stitch at the very tips of the bones.

How to make a renaissance corset, by Sidney Eileen

 

Edge stitch the top of the stays and bind them as you would for any other corset.

How to make a renaissance corset, by Sidney Eileen

 

Grommet the opening, and it’s finished.

How to make a renaissance corset, by Sidney Eileen

How to make a renaissance corset, by Sidney Eileen

Basic Renaissance Stays – Quarter Front View
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