18th Century Children's Stays
18th Century Children's Stays
18th Century Children's Stays
18th Century Children's Stays
18th Century Children's Stays
18th Century Children's Stays
18th Century Children's Stays
18th Century Children's Stays
18th Century Children's Stays
18th Century Children's Stays
18th Century Children's Stays
18th Century Children's Stays
18th Century Children's Stays
18th Century Children's Stays
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18th Century Children's Stays

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The Elizabeth Stays are an 18th century foundation garment suitable for children up to about age 12. The basic cut of the stays, which facilitates proper posture without changing the child’s shape, is based on several extant examples.

Stays were worn by most girls from infancy through adulthood, as well as by some boys from infancy through early childhood. The Elizabeth Stays are not meant to be restrictive in any way. They should fit the child snugly without compression, close enough that they aren’t sliding about the body.

As with all 18th century stays, waist reduction is not the goal, nor should it be attempted.

 

At this time only two styles are available: Fully boned without straps or tabs, and half-boned with straps and tabs.

 

Fully Boned Stays Materials:

- 100% linen exterior

- cotton canvas interlining

- 100% linen lining

- natural reed boning

- straight cut white or cream linen binding (leather upgrade available here)

 

Half-Boned Stays Materials: 

- 100% linen exterior

- cotton canvas interlining

- 100% linen lining

- synthetic whalebone  (may be swapped with reed upon request)

- straight cut white or cream linen binding (leather upgrade available here)


Both styles include a combination of hand and machine sewing with cotton and linen thread.

 

Current turnaround time: 8-12 weeks

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