Burnley & Trowbridge Mini Stays Kit for Your Mini Mannequin


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This kit has been designed to be used in conjunction with the Burnley and Trowbridge, Co. Historical Fashion Workshop Series Online. If you do not have the desire to construct stays by hand using 18th century methods this modern adaption will allow you to construct the necessary foundation garment, to be prepared to participate in our online workshops.

The pattern included in this kit is appropriate for making a pair of stays on the official Burnley and Trowbridge Mini Mannequin. The methods included for construction are modern instructions intended for use with a machine with as little hand construction as possible to allow modern sewists to create an appropriately sized and shaped foundation to build on in future coursework. We do not recommend using this pattern nor these instructions to construct a full-size pair of stays.


  • Synthetic Boning for both styles of mini stays 
  • Fabric for both styles of stays
  • Tape for binding
  • Downloadable full color E-Pattern and Instructions for Stays A (late 1760s-early 70s) and Stays B (1780s-90s). 

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