Posted by Marie-Bernadette on July 14, 1998 at 19:18:56:
In response to bath time, written by Barbara K on July 14, 1998 at 10:08:35
Forgive me for joining the conversation
Forgive you? This is not at all private; you are by no means intruding and your comments are most welcome!
I have just started re-enacting and have yet to wear a stays, although I have patterns for them and plan to make some. You mention that one can lace one's own corset once it has been sized, but with the type of stays that lace up the back, how do you reach to tie it? I have the same trouble with my Regency gown; I can't do up the back myself.
What sort of stays have you worn? 18th C. with straps, 18th C. with out straps? Regency era long/short?
One more thing-- When was the wash stand first used? I thought I heard that it didn't come about until the 1820's or 30's. Where did people put their bowl and pitcher before then? On the toilette table?
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