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It’s a cinch! This summer, the lingerie-look corset belt is an absolute must. The belt looks wonderful over a jacket – even for the office, read on to see how you can make your own…

Materials


- Satin
- Cotton fabric
- Thread
- 12 metal eyelets (Ø 5 mm/ 3/16")
- Eyelet pliers
- Ruler
- Chalk
- Shoelace
- Pins
- Scissors

Step 1


Cut 1 rectangle (waist circumference x 13 cm/ 5 1/4") each from satin and cotton fabrics. Pin together, wrong sides facing. Stitch 0.5 cm (3/16") from edges.

Step 2


Tear satin strips as desired (0.5 – 2 cm x 13 cm/ 3/16"-3/4″ × 5 1/4"). Stitch in place with zigzag or straight stitch, irregularly spaced, using powder-coloured thread.

Step 3


Cut 2 satin strips (waist circumference x 19 cm/ 7 1/2"). Stitch to upper and lower edges, right sides facing (SA 1.5 cm/ 5/8"). Turn RSO. Zigzag close to seamed edges.

Step 4


Stitch 2 strips (15 × 8 cm/ 6″ × 3 1/4") to ends. Press strips over allowances. Fold strips in half, right side facing in.

Step 5


Stitch narrow edges closed, ending stitching at seam allowance. Trim allowances.

Step 6


Turn strip right side out. Turn seam allowance under and pin in place. Topstitch in place.

Step 7


Mark eyelet positions on right and left edges, spacing them evenly. Insert eyelets. Lace shoelace through eyelets.

Finished


The torn strips – which also look fantastic in color – give the belt couture character!

Sample 1


The corset belt gives the shirtwaist dress waist definition and makes it party perfect.

Sample 3


Sample 2


Our absolute favourite for summer, worn over everything even T-shirts.

Get the look and sew yourself a shirt dress and jacket to wear with the corset belt…

Materials
Shirt Dress; Slim Jacket

9 Comments

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    2 days ago, 03.28 AMby emkaysews

    I have loved this look since I saw it in the Prada collection! Now I have NO EXCUSE not to make one for myself and my friends! Love, love, love!

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    Jun 17, 2017, 09.48 AMby compassheard

    Good one………

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    Jun 15, 2017, 04.32 AMby emilybwriter

    Wow…this belt looks wonderful over a jacket which can we wear at our office because its look so professional. It is so nice of you that you show here how to make its own at home. All steps are very easy I understand. I am working women and providing economics dissertation writing services – http://www.dissertationhelp.uk/economics-dissertation/ at Dissertation Help UK so I don’t have enough time for it but l love to do such kind of activities so I am definitely try to make it at home. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    Jun 14, 2017, 07.34 AMby boldasset

    very nice

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    Jun 11, 2017, 08.05 PMby Chiomzie Chifrost

    nice

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    Jun 11, 2017, 09.38 AMby nadia r

    Useful techniques and looks nice x

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    Jun 10, 2017, 08.22 PMby Stacyco

    Gorgeous belt! Cool project!

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    Jun 10, 2017, 06.32 PMby pretam

    how can i save this into my library

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      Jun 20, 2017, 07.46 PMby h-in-aa

      Right?! That’s what I want to know too!

      My post here shows up in “Activity” with a link to the project page!

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