This is our modern interpretation of stays (18th century corset), named Evanna.
Our Evanna corsets are designed to make you look like you’re stepping out of a historical drama, and ready to live your modern life with a bit of old-timey romance.
The Pink Corset is made out of pink linen and cotton lining . The vines were meticulously attached by hand over several days, and afterwards each and every rose was hand shaped and sewn on to the corset. This corset has been made out of atelier leftovers – pieces of fabric not big enough to make another complete garment, only big enough to make a corset, therefore, once it is sold, we cannot remake it.
The Green Corset is made of brocade and lined with synthetic cotton. Just like with the pink corset, the vines were meticulously attached by hand over several days, and afterwards each and every rose was hand shaped and sewn on to the corset. This corset too has been made out of atelier leftovers – pieces of fabric not big enough to make another complete garment, only big enough to make a corset, therefore, once it is sold, we cannot remake it.
The White and Blue corset is made of cotton as well. It is made out of the fabric that was leftover from a personal project, the Porcelain Dress. I have a video on my YouTube channel with Making the Porcelain Dress.
All of these stays are drafted and handmade by us. We made the patterns ourselves in our home atelier, chose the fabrics for their quality, cut and sewn the corsets with the utmost care and regard for the type of fabric it’s made of and with the durability of the item in mind. These particular corsets, made of atelier leftovers, were designed such as to utilize the beautiful fabrics we had left from previous projects and the trims, notions, foam roses that we don’t use anymore.
Properly cared for, this garment should last for many years.
Because the Evanna stays are highly adjustable, as one’s weight fluctuates through the years, the wearer doesn’t need to repurchase the stays when the wearer naturally goes up or down in size.
Wear and versatility has been the most important factors in designing these garments: the wearer can dress up or down these stays and wear them with different outfits, from casual outfits with jeans and a turtleneck as depicted in the pictures to more fancier outfits for elegant occasions.
These stays can also be worn to renaissance fairs and such, if worn in combination with other such items like long full skirts, chemises, aprons and so on.
All of these stays are highly adjustable.
The pattern includes 2 side panels (one on each side) from where the wearer can adjust the corset to their specific size. The stays are fully boned with synthetic boning. They have 16 bones, with the purpose of giving the garment its shape, and mildly supporting the wearers bust. They are not meant to drastically chinch the waist, only to mildly smoothen the shape of the torso.
While a lot of thought and care was put into the design and construction of these garments, these are fashion items and not stays (or corsets) meant for tightlacing or for remodeling one’s body.
Please wear this item as it was intended.
Care instructions: This item is not designed to be worn next to bare skin, and should be worn over another garment (T-shirt, chemise, blouse, camisole etc.). If worn over another garment, as instructed, the stays do not need to be washed, as the garment worn underneath will protect the stays from sweat or skin oils. If the garment gets dirty, it is advised to wash it by hand with soap in lukewarm water, and hang to dry or dry laid flat on a towel. We do not recommend washing it in the washing machine and drying it in a tumble drier. If this is done (washing machine/ tumble drier), the stays can be damaged, especially the ones with 3D details such as roses.