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18th Century Jumps or Leather Stays (MF1)

18th Century Jumps or Leather Stays (MF1)

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Description

Not every woman could afford to buy a fully boned pair of stays. Simple leather or linen stays were a cheap and comfortable alternative. This style is easy to make, with front and / or back lacing and light boning. Perfect for work, undress or a first pair of stays. Comes with instructions to cut from leather or linen!

Sizes 8 (= Bust 81 cm / 32 1/2″), 10 (85 cm = 34″), 12 (90 cm = 36″), 14 (95 cm = 38″), 16 (100 cm = 40″) or 18 (105 cm = 42″). One size per pack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frances Wheatley, The Sailor’s Return, Detail (1786). Stays could function as outer wear for working women and within the confines of your own home.

Saint-Elmer Gautier, Femme vêtue d’un corps, aus: Ernest Leoty, Le corset à travers les âges (1893). This picture shows simple 18th C. stays with front and back lacing worn over chemise and petticoat. Note the placement of eyelets for spiral lacing.

Additional information

Size

8, 10, 12, 14