JP Ryan 18th Century Half Boned Stays With Straps
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These half-boned stays with shoulder straps are designed to reshape your person into the conical 18th century fashionable ideal. They may also restrict movement of the upper arms and will compress the lower rib cage.
This original pattern incorporates features from extant 18th century stays in the collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Gallery of English Costume, Manchester; and The Kyoto Costume Institute.
The J.P. Ryan Robe a l' Anglaise was designed to fit over these fashionable stays.
Fully illustrated instructions included, plus suggestions on How to Adjust the Stays Pattern to Fit Your Figure and apply leather binding. Heavily illustrated.