Back in October, I was determined the dress up as Darth Revan for Halloween week. Unfortunately, I had a problem: the armor chest plate that the costume came with is really wimpy and not so great at holding its shape. So, how to deal with this problem?
There were many possible solutions. The best solution by far would’ve been to just make a new armor chest plate. But I, being the insane nutjob that I am, decided not to do that. Instead of making a stronger chest plate, I decided to reinforce the one I already had from below. But how best to go about this…?
Well, this is me, so “how best” isn’t actually the question. The real question is, “How can I overestimate my own skills and fangirl over historical fashion simultaneously?”
And the answer to that question is to make 18th century Georgian stays, of course!
…Yes, I am insane.
So, that’s what I did. Here’s are some WIP photos because I never actually took a final photo.
There are a lot of problems with the final piece, but it did technically fulfill its function! Still, I’d like to take another shot at these Georgian stays with a sturdier fabric, significantly more boning (of a more appropriate length), and less horrendous hand-sewing skills in the future.