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Postby Joolz » Sun May 10, 2009 8:57 pm

Thought I would post pics of my latest Stay Busk. As with the previous one posted a while back, this has lots of geometric and floral chip carving and is also made from rosewood.

However, it is more paddle-shaped.

Are there any corset-makers out there who can enlighten me as to the reason some stay busks are broad and flatter and others thin and more angular? I guess it depends whether you are Dawn French or Keira Knightley, so to speak. But which stay goes with whom?

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Postby lidimy » Sun May 10, 2009 9:14 pm

How long is it exactly? It looks quite stubby (:

and very pretty =D


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Postby Joolz » Sun May 10, 2009 9:29 pm

I guess that's down to the angle I photographed it at - It's 13" long and 3" wide.


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Postby myladyswardrobe » Mon May 11, 2009 6:32 pm

Joolz wrote:Are there any corset-makers out there who can enlighten me as to the reason some stay busks are broad and flatter and others thin and more angular? I guess it depends whether you are Dawn French or Keira Knightley, so to speak. But which stay goes with whom?

Joolz


Nice busk!

In terms of differences of style of busk, it really depends on the period.

18th century: The busk tend to be narrow and have a sort of ridge to them. It creates the perfect silhouette for the 18th century - an "inverted" cone shape with curved front over the wide hipped skirts (which vary in width depending on which part of the 16th century one is in).
Example: http://thestaymaker.co.uk/gallery-stays.php

Regency period: The busk is wider and flatter. This is perfect for the stays of the period which are trying to accentuate the natural figure but still allows for the "lift'n'separate" bust and keep the front of the body flat and smooth. The subsquent high waisted dresses then fit around the "waist" (which is under the bust) and skim the body.
Example: http://www.austentation.com/Main%20File ... 19stay.jpg
you can see the busk clearly in the corset on the RHS.

Busks are also seen in the 16th and 17th centurys and are a sort of mix of the above styles.

Size of the person really doesn't come into it where the busk is concerned. The cut and fit of the corset, and therefore the skill level of the costumer/corsetier, is more important in that case. The busk is there to help the stays to mould the body to the correct silhouette for the time period portrayed.

Hope that helps,

Bess.


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Postby kittylittle » Mon May 11, 2009 9:54 pm

Very nice indeed!


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