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Zipper corset!

Added Apr 25, 2011

by minxe

Trinidad, Trinid...






My very first attempt at the Jacci Jaye corset!
Now, the instructions say “intermediate” for a very good reason but even as a novice I still had to attempt this! Took me a good while to complete, but I am beyond satisfied and can’t wait to wear it out!!

The moment I saw the cloth at the store and HAD to have it. The inner lining is plain cotton, and as you can see I have deviated from the Jacci jaye pattern a wee bit by adding a metal zipper in place of busque. (which is almost impossible to get where I’m from). Instead of steel bones (again, hard to find here) I used rigilene.

Material Notes

Satin bias binding,
Silk cotton blend,
Cotton (lining),
rigilene, metal zippers




Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Satin

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  • Mairaforte9_large

    Dec 29, 2011, 03.09 PMby Maira Rocha

    such a beautiful fabric! :)

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    Dec 12, 2011, 08.51 PMby kerriann

    Hun you did a great job on this corset, sure don’t look novice level . Thumbs up.

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      Jan 3, 2012, 07.37 PMby minxe

      Thank you! :3

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    Aug 11, 2011, 01.05 PMby HandledwithCare

    This looks great! I am just cutting out the pieces to make this now. :-) I like the idea of using a zip, I also wondered about using hooks and eyes instead of the busk, not sure about the strength though. Did you use fusible interfacing? I was wondering about leaving it out…

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      Sep 2, 2011, 10.56 PMby minxe

      Sorry this reply is late! Yes, I did use press-on (what others might call fusible interfacing) to add a bit of sturdiness to the garment.
      Good luck~

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    Aug 1, 2011, 10.36 AMby tirrs

    What a good idea!

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    Jun 20, 2011, 03.00 AMby graveflower

    Positively inspired.

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    Apr 28, 2011, 03.02 AMby yvettemariesfineart

    I love the fabric choice!! And, the zipper…looks great! I’ve made a couple corsets for fun for me, and I never thought of using the zipper! I think I just might try it some time! :0) Thanks!

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    Apr 25, 2011, 09.25 PMby analogue

    I really like the zipper idea, it gives the corset a modern twist – I may have to try that myself some time. I find it’s easiest to order steel boning and busks online as not many shops anywhere will stock them.

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      Apr 27, 2011, 04.33 PMby minxe

      Thanks for the comment!

      Indeed, I could order them but it takes too much hassle/ money to ship stuff to my place.

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    Apr 25, 2011, 08.09 PMby Craftine

    Well done and great fabric!

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      Apr 25, 2011, 08.13 PMby minxe

      It really is a gorgeous fabric, I must have more! Thank you!

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    Apr 25, 2011, 08.07 PMby apfelbluete


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      Apr 25, 2011, 08.13 PMby minxe

      Thank you!

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