Pattern for Tudor / Elizabethan Bodies or Corset - Large Sizes

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Three styles of Tudor/Elizabethan bodies or corsets (also called “stays”) – appropriate for 16th/early 17th century impressions. With full instructions for choosing materials, sizing and constructing garments - perfect for reenactors.


Based on two extant examples and a painting:
- 1598 - Bayerisches Nationalmuseum,
Munich, bodies belonging to Dorothea Sabina von Neuberg
- 1603 - Westminster Abbey, London, bodies for an effigy of Queen Elizabeth I
- circa 1600 - Boughton House, Northamptonshire, portrait of Elizabeth Vernon


This pattern is available in either larger sizes or smaller sizes. This particular listing is for the larger sizes. Please see the information below to ensure you're selecting the correct pattern for you. The photos for this listing also include a chart detailing specific measurements for each size.

Small Sizes: 
8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 (UK) / 
6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 (US)

Larger Sizes: 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 (UK) / 
18, 20, 22, 24, 26 (US)


Also note, photos of actual garments are examples only – no garments are included with this product.

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