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Reversible Corset Tutorial

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After long last and many requests, I finally made a corset making tutorial. Keep in mind that there are LOTS of different styles of corsets. For the corset in this tutorial, I used a altered version of this pattern: [link] and got my boning/grommeting supplies from here: [link]

You can use a lot of different kinds of boning for corsets, I just happen to prefer very severe steel hoop boning. You can also order boning pre-cut and tipped, though I often find that in the end, I don't have quite the right sizes, so I prefer to do it myself. Many of the plastic bonings can be sewn straight to the cloth, but that's not as cool (or authentic) as making channels.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me! You can see the finished corset here: [link]
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SONY
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DSC-W80
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10/400 second
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Date Taken
Jun 27, 2009, 6:20:13 PM
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RoseHeartStudios's avatar
Wow, this makes me miss my sewing machine so much.  Can't wait to get it back and try this out one day!
raven-rising's avatar
so you have to sew it together in the front to avoid the backward busk... hmmm... i wonder if there is another way to do it and keep a busk in it.
Luna-Malfoy's avatar
[link] this has great instructions on how to create your own pattern and it even has a generator where you put in your measurements and it shows you step by step with numbers and everything on how to craft your pattern.
ViolinGoddess's avatar
Exquisite, as ALWAYS!! You're a Goddess!!

Violin Goddess
~Goddess Couture~
Novalayne's avatar
The link to the pattern is dead. Do you happen to have an updated one?
angie-sensei's avatar
I'm not trying to cheat you out of commissions or anything. I was just wondering. How much did it cost you to make that corset?
Luna-Malfoy's avatar
[link] this has great instructions on how to create your own pattern and it even has a generator where you put in your measurements and it shows you step by step with numbers and everything on how to craft your pattern.
Reine-Haru's avatar
Hmm...the client paid for all the materials, so I'm not exactly sure. I would guess around $40-$50 in materials, 5-6 hrs. in time.
angie-sensei's avatar
Oh! Duh. That's what the $150 is for, huh? XP
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halvwyn's avatar
I love you! I can't buy a corset, but now I can make one!
shadowcat-666's avatar
How do you measure and cut the pieces depending on the persons actual waist size? say you were makeing it for someone with a 22 inch waist what would the "waist" area measurement be on the pattern itself?
Reine-Haru's avatar
Well, consider that you have to add 5/8" to each edge of the pattern pieces for seam allowance, so multiply 5/8 by 2 by the # of pieces you have, and that should give you a good idea. Or, what I would do is make a mock up in muslin, adjust as you see fit, and then alter the pattern from that.
shadowcat-666's avatar
thanks for the quick response i'll have to try that
AkaiKitsune-Desu's avatar
Thanks for this. I've been wanting to make a corset forever and this helps alot.

all your costumes in your gallery are absolutely beautiful. btw where did you get your dressform? I've been wanting to get one, but there really expensive
Reine-Haru's avatar
I'm so glad you found this helpful! I got my dressform from my local fabric shop ([link]). It was $120, so not cheap at all, but very handy!
vladioglas's avatar
how much time does it took to do this?
Reine-Haru's avatar
I've made one in 4 hrs. before, but generally 1-2 days.
vladioglas's avatar
thank you for answering!!!:D
songo714's avatar
Whoa this will be really useful when I try to make one <3
Thank you for the tutorial :D
I have a question though, I am new to making clothes (fff this would be my first thing unless you count sewing clothes for my barbies when I was little xDD) and I was wondering how do you do the measurements? Do you add any inches on for better comfort or? xD Sorry for asking a stupid question, I'll probably be doing that a lot when I get around to starting this. lol
DevilsDynamite666's avatar
wow if i ever make a costume i'd use this :)
fluffchucker's avatar
Hi
We just sourced some boning.
[link]
7mm wide.
Is the boning you use stiffer than this or the same? We wee looking for severe boning.
I did ask your suppliers but got a "look at our selection" type reply.
Cheers for any help
FC
Reine-Haru's avatar
I think that the stuff I use (steel hoop boning) is actually more severe than this. Hope this helps!
StoneE608's avatar
Very, very cool. If I ever have the time or the patience to make costumes I will definitely use this.
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