I was asked for some advice at an event this past weekend by a lady with three daughters. She has Elizabeth's dress pattern and has used it for a variety of things, but the oldest daughter (12, I think) is starting to get bigger. Initially she had some questions about drafting, for which I referred her to the Dressmaker's Guide. But the topic of girl's stays came up as well. Her daughter isn't very curvy at all yet, though she's about a women's size 2-4 (modern dress size). She's since messaged me and asked what I recommended for a girl's stays pattern.
I checked the main site and saw that PP isn't around any more. Was it rolled into the expanded Dressmaker's Guide? If not, what is the alternative? I'm not sure my friend has Elizabeth's girls' linens pattern, which might be the place to start. But I think she could really benefit from some more discussion beyond just the pattern.
This situation is kind of tricky. I've known about
this stuff for so long, but I've never had to actually pull things together for myself! Certainly I haven't had to dress a preteen.