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"Lady Hamilton" Stays by rum-inspector "Lady Hamilton" Stays by rum-inspector
The 1790 stays from Nora Waugh Cut of Women's Clothes, titled "Lady Hamilton Stays".

Four layers of cotton.
AVAILABLE ON ETSY: [link]

Intriguing name for a history buff, at least. No mention which Hamilton it was, but I want to believe it's Emma.
So obviously had to make them. Ended up being quite comfortable, and more gentle for my new curves than the older ones. The flat 1750ish stays were okay when slimmer, but now they just don't keep much in cover. These new ones do give a nice push up, but also keep things decent.

Refrained myself from adding to the pattern even though it looked so small. It was kind of Cinderella's shoe -thing... wanted to see if Hamilton's underpinnings would fit me :D
Here's the stays with comfort lacing, could propably lace it far tighter in the waist if assisted... and having something better for ribbon than acrylic knitting thread. I was afraid it'll snap so didn't tighten it much.

Need to make couple of more eyelets to secure the lacing better so the closing wouldn't be uneven. I've also seen vertical boning on stays from this particular era, but I'll save that for the next pair.
I wanted to leave this lightly boned, for comfortable summer wear.
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:iconlicentiah:
Licentiah Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is stunning!!!
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kaitani81 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
I love it
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GuiltyWithGlee Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is gorgeous! Jebus I love corsets. I've been dying to make one from the 1700s.
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Alwisw Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Gosh that's amazing! And the fabric... wow...
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rum-inspector Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :) The fabric was a yard sale finding, treasure found in someone else's junk :D
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Ravenez Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!!!
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rum-inspector Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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M-n-M-s Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
cool
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rum-inspector Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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bluesapphire92 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I love that you've created a pair of 'comfort' stays for more casual wearing. And so flattering, too!
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