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Cincher Corset from Sari Fabric

Added Jul 12, 2012

by haleygeek

Dallas, Texas, U...






I used Jacci Jaye’s corset pattern to make a basic cincher. I followed all instructions as written and had absolutely no trouble with it (contrary to several of the comments on her wall). It just barely fits me as an Old Navy size 4, so this thing is pretty small. My next project will be to scale it up to a “Medium” to get closer lacing in the back.

Material Notes

The fashion fabric is from the printed end of a sari that a friend brought me from India (as I am quite pale and have few events to which I can legitimately wear a sari). The lining (or backing) fabric and bias tape around the top and bottom are duckcloth. I used heavy-duty grommets, spring steel bones for the front and back, spiral steel bones for the sides, and a standard 8" steel busk.




Garment Type
Geek, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Romantic, Steampunk, Victorian
Cotton, Blends, Leather/Fur, Polyester, Satin


Step-by-Step Blog of Corset Construction
Jacci Jaye's Corset Pattern

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    Aug 3, 2012, 08.49 PMby goffin2

    The pattern says size four to six, is that in European or US size?

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      Aug 3, 2012, 09.05 PMby haleygeek

      US size 4-6. But because it is laced up in the back, it can realistically fit anywhere between a 24" and 30" waist.

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    Jul 13, 2012, 03.23 PMby blueartisan

    This is an interesting way of using a sari end panel… I have a few left over from dance projects and this would be a perfect way to use them! Cheers!

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      Jul 13, 2012, 04.16 PMby haleygeek

      Thanks! It took a lot of courage to finally cut it up… I debated for ages on what to make with it, but in the end, I figured it was better off as something I could wear than something that sat in a drawer.

      One word of advice though, make sure the sari you use has a high enough thread count to not fray under the strain of lacing and also that the polyester content isn’t too high. The more plastic-feeling ones make grommet setting really difficult since they don’t have the same give as natural fibers.

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