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Useful Information

Our Customer Care Good and Useful Info Page

Because life can be more complicated than at first glance, we have created this ‘Good and Useful Info Page’ for you, our customers. It has all sorts on here – tips on how to dress and wear your garment, lacing advice, the great ‘Plastic vs Cane’ debate for you who are ordering Stays, Help with Measuring, and lots, lots more.

We’re a bit worried it may be a bit hectic but we’re sure you’ll find what you need. And if you think of something else we’ve missed, please message us – we need all sorts of ideas to make this a really useful page.

How to dress an 18th c stomacher, what were stomachers,accurate historical costume made to measure and for tv film theatre and reenactment– ‘How To Wear…’ Pages





lacing variations of 18th c, CF Crossed Lacing Stays - 1750-75, pink roses and red pretty stays, living history dressing, how do I dress like reenactors, theatre costume, how do I lace my stays, what are the different methods of lacing stays and corsets, what is straight lacing, online hot to videos for historical costumes, how to do straight lacing, photo examples of lacing corsets and stays, how do i dress myself in 18th c costume, georgian costumiers, handbound historical costumes and supplies – Lacing Methods for your Stays






Measurement Page (Measuring Tips, Video’s and Forms)





Georgian Stays - SNO.1294 - HandBound Research – Cane vs Plastic Boning





coldstreamers at Chalke Valley History Festival, HandBound costumes at the Daily Mail History Festival, 18th c fashion - replica costumiers

Useful Links (Reenactment Groups, Markets and the like)