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Skeleton Underbust Corset

Added Feb 5, 2013

by CationDesigns

Los Angeles, Cal...

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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.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Costume

Credits

Jacci Jaye underbust corset

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    Jul 18, 2013, 03.46 AMby Sein Maestro

    Yo, great…no amazing job lining up the design print. ALL THOSE LINES!!

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    Feb 5, 2013, 05.09 PMby flowergirl22

    what an amazing figure, great design,, love the sceleton pattern,, where did you get it,, my daughter would ove a top out of it.

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    Feb 5, 2013, 05.09 PMby flowergirl22

    what an amazing figure, great design,, love the sceleton pattern,, where did you get it,, my daughter would ove a top out of it.

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    Feb 5, 2013, 02.15 PMby hanolalaith

    Lovely mirroring with the print!

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    Feb 5, 2013, 10.52 AMby Mary Athey

    This.is gorgeous.x

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    Feb 5, 2013, 08.07 AMby gimmeonekiss

    lovely! kind of… “the corspe bride”! ;DD

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    Feb 5, 2013, 05.48 AMby halokitty087

    I read your blog about this piece, and now I’m inspired! Who says corsets can’t be every-day wear? Certainly not as undergarments every day, but the right print on the corset could look great as an “underwear as overwear” look!

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Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/skeleton-underbust-corset?image=309529