Metallic Foil Evening Bustier

Added Jan 12, 2014

by nrobson

Auckland, New Ze...






Leather bustier – BurdaStyle 01/2012 #124

Granted we’ve just come through the festive season, which is why I needed assistance getting myself into this bustier top, despite it being the correct size. However I think the problem was I didn’t use the more forgiving stretch suede or even leather, and instead I went for what was in my 70s era stash: a type of metallic foil patterned woven fabric, and I just had enough of it. Great for evening.

I also found some lovely red vintage satin lining for the inside. I won’t divulge the makeshift way that I installed the open-ended zip after trimming it to the correct length. Lots of boning was used in the panels, it reminded me of something my great grandmother would have come across. Hence I wouldn’t want to eat too much… or breathe for that matter,lol!

Material Notes

woven metallic foil type vintage 70s fabric with a red spiral & black velvet pattern – possibly polyester, red vintage satin lining, black open-ended zip for left side, iron-on interfacing tape, sew-in woven boning, fabric glue.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Victorian, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Polyester, Satin, Velvet

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    Jan 15, 2014, 01.46 PMby zsyzu

    Very nice fabric. And I love the way the panels have been constructed. Boning is really important for a strapless bustier.

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      Jan 16, 2014, 02.23 PMby nrobson

      thanks so much, the fabric is from my friends’ mum who owned a sewing business in the 70s. yep the boning definitely holds it all up lol!

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    Jan 13, 2014, 02.27 PMby kisses

    Nice fabric and it looks great

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      Jan 13, 2014, 10.20 PMby nrobson

      Thanks so much kisses! x

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    Jan 12, 2014, 08.00 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely! You have done a great job with this! You can get out and dance.. :))

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      Jan 13, 2014, 10.20 PMby nrobson

      Thankyou darling, and haha yes I should x

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