Regency and Romantic Eras Corset with Chemise - Corded or Theatrical Versions - Long and Short - Download of Laughing Moon Mercantile #115



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Pattern # 115
Ladies' Regency & Romantic Era Corset
1805 - 1840 with corded & Theatrical Versions
Corset with Chemise
Misses Sizes 4 - 40
All in the Envelope
Ladies' Regency and Romantic Era Corset, Corded and Theatrical Versions, with Chemise, approximately 1805-1840.
View A is a traditional lightly boned, corded corset with slashed and inserted gussets. The corset is lined and corded with cotton string. It is constructed with 5 major pieces, shoulder straps, and eight gussets. The corset is bound on top and bottom. Metal eyelets were invented in 1828 and can be used, or the eyelets can be hand worked. View B is a theatrical version designed to give the same relative silhouette with a simpler construction. It has seven major pieces, shoulder straps, and two gussets. Suggestions are given for boning. Chemise: It is constructed of two major pieces with shoulder straps, sleeves, and sleeve gussets. It has a drawstring neckline all the way around.

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722 reviews

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

These stays turned out great and were super comfy for the whole day, surprisingly. I have changed the cording pattern to my liking and have used a crepe spatula as a busk (it‘s actually perfect!). The chemise is a good pattern, too, I have only shortened the sleeves a bit since they are a bit long for regency gowns with short puffy sleeves and retrospectively, I would have lowered the back neckline, since the chemise reaches a good bit higher than most of my gowns

Mariann Sep 24, 2021

4 out of 5 stars

This digital pattern takes a bit of time to print and tape together, but is worth the extra work. The instructions are clear and well-illustrated and the additional suggestions (about sizing, cording methods, techniques) are very helpful. I consider myself a beginner-intermediate level seamstress and I was able to construct the stays by hand without too much difficulty. The main investment here is time, but I love watching a hand-sewn item coming together! I will certainly be purchasing more patterns from Laughing Moon!

Vivianne Doens-Knoppert Apr 18, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely great pattern, both for the chemise and the stays. Sadly, I didn’t calculate correctly how much the cording would shrink the stays panels - heads up, it’s A LOT - so I had to improvise, but that was my fault, the pattern does warn you it might happen. Besides that, it all turned out great.

FERNANDA Aug 5, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

The pattern was very easy to read and came with ample instructions. I made the theatrical version of short stays from the pattern as an alternative to modern bras. It's perfect!

Dawn A Seymour Klos Feb 10, 2021

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