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Summer Bustier

Added Apr 18, 2012

by madebymeg

San Francisco Ba...






After many trials and errors, the final version of this bustier is made in a vintage cotton print from the Alameda Antique Faire, and lined in the same fabric. I also inserted underwire, though it is a little too short for this design. The straps are made out of bias tape because I was too tired and had too little fabric. The back has a four button closure, which took a lot of experimentation to figure out. For my next version, I plan to give myself a little more breathing room (perhaps with a stretch section), but other than that it fits pretty much perfectly!

Check it out at MadeByMeg.


Garment Type
Bohemian, Vintage

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    Apr 23, 2012, 01.44 AMby littlewren

    super hippy chic outfit! I love the styling!

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    Apr 21, 2012, 03.14 PMby mandicoulter

    agh so good! love the fit and styling :)

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    Apr 20, 2012, 10.50 PMby plethora

    That’s a lovely top. I read your blog post about it and wanted to thank you for the tips: vertical seams, and your method of sewing the bodice onto the cups. I would love to make one and your tips will definitely help. Thank you!

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      Apr 20, 2012, 10.57 PMby madebymeg

      I would love to see it when you’re done!

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    Apr 18, 2012, 06.22 PMby MadeinAmandine

    it’s perfect !! thanks for sharing…!

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    Apr 18, 2012, 02.41 PMby pamchar

    Love the way you wear it…

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    Apr 18, 2012, 12.27 PMby schnui

    Looks great and looks like a perfect fit. Well done.

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    Apr 18, 2012, 11.06 AMby libbysharf

    You look great!

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