Regency Short Stays

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Regency Short Stays

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Item details

Handmade item

Made to order

Materials

canvas, lacing, linen trim, muslin

A short, "soft-core" corset of the type that would have been worn under Regency-era garb. Mine is made of stiff white canvas and lined with muslin. The "lift and squish" effect is achieved by nothing more severe than four corded gussets and front lacing--surprisingly comfortable. The lacing passes through hand-sewn eyelets, and it is trimmed in decorative red and natural colored linen ribbon. Straps are attached at the front with laces, making it easy to get on and off. It is mostly period accurate, with a few adjustments.

Lace it up yourself. No maid-servant required!

This corset was made with help from the blogosphere, particularly Susannah at http://cargocultcraft.com/2008/07/19/short-stays/, who wrote:

"Short stays were fairly common at the turn of the 19th century and are basically the Georgian equivalent of the Wonderbra, pushing the breasts in and up toward the Regency ideal of a rack you can rest a teacup on."

SHIPPING. Each of my garments is made to order. For this reason, please allow up to 5 weeks for your item to be made, plus shipping time. If you need it sooner, contact me and I will let you know if that's possible. Also, please let me know if you need it by a specific date, even if it's a ways down the line, so I can make extra sure to get it to you in time.

SIZING. Ranunculus Market's standard sizing is as follows:

XS: bust 30, waist 24
S: bust 34, waist 28
M: bust 38, waist 33
L: bust 42, waist 37

Please select the size that's closest to your measurements (always err on the larger side). I'm always glad to explain how to take measurements, so convo me if you have questions.

If your size falls significantly outside of these standard sizes, RM is glad to tailor the garment to fit for a 10% additional cost. Some garments will require that a muslin precursor be mailed and fitted on you prior to making the final garment. You can learn more about the muslin service here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/118389500/muslin-service

RM loves custom! read about our custom design process in our shop policies:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RanunculusMarket/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

For a simple fabric switcheroo, custom color or alternate fabrics can be procured through our swatch service:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/71570901/swatch-service

Fabrics may vary slightly, but will always be lovely. Please read our shop policies for detailed information about ordering.

More regency delights here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RanunculusMarket?section_id=12592843

And more corsets here (oh how I love corsets):
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RanunculusMarket?section_id=7511765

Photography by the lovely Naomi Odean: oneaviandaemon.com
A short, "soft-core" corset of the type that would have been worn under Regency-era garb. Mine is made of stiff white canvas and lined with muslin. The "lift and squish" effect is achieved by nothing more severe than four corded gussets and front lacing--surprisingly comfortable. The lacing passes through hand-sewn eyelets, and it is trimmed in decorative red and natural colored linen ribbon. Straps are attached at the front with laces, making it easy to get on and off. It is mostly period accurate, with a few adjustments.

Lace it up yourself. No maid-servant required!

This corset was made with help from the blogosphere, particularly Susannah at http://cargocultcraft.com/2008/07/19/short-stays/, who wrote:

"Short stays were fairly common at the turn of the 19th century and are basically the Georgian equivalent of the Wonderbra, pushing the breasts in and up toward the Regency ideal of a rack you can rest a teacup on."

SHIPPING. Each of my garments is made to order. For this reason, please allow up to 5 weeks for your item to be made, plus shipping time. If you need it sooner, contact me and I will let you know if that's possible. Also, please let me know if you need it by a specific date, even if it's a ways down the line, so I can make extra sure to get it to you in time.

SIZING. Ranunculus Market's standard sizing is as follows:

XS: bust 30, waist 24
S: bust 34, waist 28
M: bust 38, waist 33
L: bust 42, waist 37

Please select the size that's closest to your measurements (always err on the larger side). I'm always glad to explain how to take measurements, so convo me if you have questions.

If your size falls significantly outside of these standard sizes, RM is glad to tailor the garment to fit for a 10% additional cost. Some garments will require that a muslin precursor be mailed and fitted on you prior to making the final garment. You can learn more about the muslin service here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/118389500/muslin-service

RM loves custom! read about our custom design process in our shop policies:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RanunculusMarket/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

For a simple fabric switcheroo, custom color or alternate fabrics can be procured through our swatch service:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/71570901/swatch-service

Fabrics may vary slightly, but will always be lovely. Please read our shop policies for detailed information about ordering.

More regency delights here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RanunculusMarket?section_id=12592843

And more corsets here (oh how I love corsets):
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RanunculusMarket?section_id=7511765

Photography by the lovely Naomi Odean: oneaviandaemon.com

Shipping & returns

Ready to ship in 4–6 weeks
From United States
Exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy
Gift wrapping available
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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (72)
  • elfoshee12 Aug 22, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic customer service experience with Prima. Could not be happier with my corset, and I even received free (and speedy) alterations to ensure the perfect fit. I've been wearing my corset to work, in lieu of an underwire bra, and it's much more comfortable than regular "modern" undergarments in my opinion, not to mention extremely cute and elegant! If you are considering purchasing the Degas Everyday Corset, I would encourage you to do so.
    Degas Everyday Corset
  • jamacdon Jul 3, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    I ordered this dress to wear to my niece's themed wedding. The fabrics were of high quality and the dress was beautifully made. I added a pearled headband, choker necklace and peacock fan to complete the look. I'm planning a costume party just so I can wear it again.

    Thank you for the fine craftsmanship!
    Jane Austen Frock
  • Isabelle Oct 14, 2017
    4 out of 5 stars
    joli top, correspond bien à la photo, tissu léger, belle couleur turquoise claire.
    Translate to English
    Flyaway sleeveless blouse
  • Debora johnson Feb 5, 2017
    5 out of 5 stars
    This dress was more beautiful than I imagined. The attention to details and quality of work was amazing. So happy with my purchase!
    Jane Austen Frock

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

I don't accept returns

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Returns and exchange details

Ranunculus Market does not accept order cancellations or returns. We are a small profit-margin business because of our belief in the highest quality materials available and the highest standard of garment construction. Every item that comes out of our studio is made to order for each customer and is infused with our passionate love for our craft and exquisitely honed to the last detail.

However, we will do absolutely everything in our power to make sure that you are satisfied with the finished garment. Exchanges can be made for a different size, and Ranunculus Market offers free alterations for most of our garments to ensure a proper fit. In the unusual case that a shipped garment is stained or damaged, it will be replaced at no cost. We are committed to making each item perfect for each customer.

Shipping policies

All items are made to order upon receipt of payment. For this reason, please allow up to five weeks for the shipment of your purchase--although orders will be filled as promptly as possible. Exceptions can be made for a faster turnaround under some circumstances.

Orders over $100 in value will be insured against being lost or damaged in the mail. This does not include situations in which the customer has accidentally provided an erroneous shipping address, so check your address carefully before placing an order!

For international orders, please leave at least two weeks for transit time. In addition, please be aware that your country may charge you additional customs fees. Ranunculus Market has no control over how much will be charged at customs. For additional information, consult your local post office.

Additional policies

SIZING.
If you've never measured yourself before, don't worry, it's pretty straightforward.
You can use a tape measure if you have one or just a (non-stretch) piece of string or ribbon and match it up against a tape measure or ruler. Be as accurate as you can, but don't pull too tight.
Measure the circumference of each part as follows:
Bust: Fullest part of bust
Underbust: Right underneath the bust (bra band)
Natural waist: Narrowest part of waist, around the belly button
Low waist: Where pants usually hit
Hip: Around the fleshiest part of the backside.

XS= dress size 0/2, bust 30, under bust 28, natural waist 24, low waist 32, hip 36
S= dress size 2/4, bust 34, under bust 32, natural waist 28, low waist 34, hip 39
M= dress size 6/8, bust 38, under bust 34, natural waist 32, low waist 36, hip 42
L= dress size 10/12, bust 42, under bust 36, natural waist 35, low waist 38, hip 45

Choose the size that matches your body most closely, and always round up. If you fall substantially outside of these sizes, let me know and it is possible to custom-size the garment for a small additional fee.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.

CUSTOM ORDERS.
Custom orders are welcome!

If you are interested in a custom fabric choice for a garment already in the shop, you can purchase our swatch service here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/71570901/swatch-service

For a garment tailored to your heart's desire, here's my usual process:

-Convos about the project will be followed by an estimate (expected cost of materials, labor, and a 20% custom surcharge).** This is also a good time to let me know if the garment will be worn for a special event with a specific deadline!

-I will make you a custom listing for 50% of this estimated cost. Once it has been purchased, we can get down to the nitty gritty of design, color, and fabric choices. If you'd like to see and touch the fabric choices in person, you can buy my swatch service (https://www.etsy.com/listing/71570901/swatch-service) to have them mailed to your doorstep. Otherwise, pictures of fabrics will be discussed in convo form.

-Once we have decided on fabric and design, materials will be purchased and another custom listing will be made for the balance of the cost, adjusted for the price of the fabrics chosen.

-After the full balance is paid, construction will begin, and your garment will be meticulously crafted to your specifications. You can ask to have pictures sent of progress along the way.

-The final garment will be shipped as promptly as possible.

If the customer is not satisfied with the direction the commissioned project is taking, a partial refund of the initial deposit may be issued. In this case, the customer will be refunded whatever portion of the deposit has not been spent on materials for the order. No refunds will be issued after the full amount of the order is paid and work has begun. As stated above, Ranunculus Market does not accept returns, but alterations are always offered if the fit is not perfect the first time around. (If you are concerned about fit, another option is to add on my muslin service: https://www.etsy.com/listing/118389500/muslin-service?ref=shop_home_active.)
SIZING.
If you've never measured yourself before, don't worry, it's pretty straightforward.
You can use a tape measure if you have one or just a (non-stretch) piece of string or ribbon and match it up against a tape measure or ruler. Be as accurate as you can, but don't pull too tight.
Measure the circumference of each part as follows:
Bust: Fullest part of bust
Underbust: Right underneath the bust (bra band)
Natural waist: Narrowest part of waist, around the belly button
Low waist: Where pants usually hit
Hip: Around the fleshiest part of the backside.

XS= dress size 0/2, bust 30, under bust 28, natural waist 24, low waist 32, hip 36
S= dress size 2/4, bust 34, under bust 32, natural waist 28, low waist 34, hip 39
M= dress size 6/8, bust 38, under bust 34, natural waist 32, low waist 36, hip 42
L= dress size 10/12, bust 42, under bust 36, natural waist 35, low waist 38, hip 45

Choose the size that matches your body most closely, and always round up. If you fall substantially outside of these sizes, let me know and it is possible to custom-size the garment for a small additional fee.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.

CUSTOM ORDERS.
Custom orders are welcome!

If you are interested in a custom fabric choice for a garment already in the shop, you can purchase our swatch service here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/71570901/swatch-service

For a garment tailored to your heart's desire, here's my usual process:

-Convos about the project will be followed by an estimate (expected cost of materials, labor, and a 20% custom surcharge).** This is also a good time to let me know if the garment will be worn for a special event with a specific deadline!

-I will make you a custom listing for 50% of this estimated cost. Once it has been purchased, we can get down to the nitty gritty of design, color, and fabric choices. If you'd like to see and touch the fabric choices in person, you can buy my swatch service (https://www.etsy.com/listing/71570901/swatch-service) to have them mailed to your doorstep. Otherwise, pictures of fabrics will be discussed in convo form.

-Once we have decided on fabric and design, materials will be purchased and another custom listing will be made for the balance of the cost, adjusted for the price of the fabrics chosen.

-After the full balance is paid, construction will begin, and your garment will be meticulously crafted to your specifications. You can ask to have pictures sent of progress along the way.

-The final garment will be shipped as promptly as possible.

If the customer is not satisfied with the direction the commissioned project is taking, a partial refund of the initial deposit may be issued. In this case, the customer will be refunded whatever portion of the deposit has not been spent on materials for the order. No refunds will be issued after the full amount of the order is paid and work has begun. As stated above, Ranunculus Market does not accept returns, but alterations are always offered if the fit is not perfect the first time around. (If you are concerned about fit, another option is to add on my muslin service: https://www.etsy.com/listing/118389500/muslin-service?ref=shop_home_active.)