Added Feb 5, 2013
Los Angeles, Cal...
I made this underbust corset for my sister, who is a big fan of science combined with good design. I don’t know if a skeleton print fabric used to make a corset quite counts…
Since this is more of a “fun” piece than a serious piece of shapewear, I didn’t bother with a metal busk or steel bones. Instead, I used hook and eye tape and cable ties. The skeleton print fabric is a quilting cotton; I underlined it with a fairly tightly-woven cotton muslin and used a home-dec weight canvas for the lining. The plastic bones are sandwiched between these two layers. I also used grosgrain ribbon for a waist stay.
The original pattern is larger than I wanted, so I graded it down by taking the underbust, waist, and hip differences and dividing by the number of edges, then shaving off the appropriate amount. It was easy to do and I think it worked pretty well. The finished corset can be laced down to 21.5" if laced closed, but in the pictures I have it laced down to 25".
More pictures and details here.
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