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My purple corset

Added Aug 10, 2010

by irist

Craiova, Romania






I wanted so much to sew a corset… it was like an obsession :) but I couldn’t find a pattern so I made the pattern following the corset from my wedding dress. That one was not elastic so mine came a bit too big and I had to remove two parts from the back. It fits now :)

Material Notes

elastic denim




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Rock, Romantic

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    Jul 6, 2013, 03.47 AMby Pariza

    This is going to sound stupid but with the pattern, do I have to print it out twice, or are all the pieces required in the pdf?

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    Apr 14, 2013, 07.41 PMby Yellowcat

    can’t wait to sew it! :)

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    Aug 14, 2011, 12.13 PMby skippyboy66

    Hi Iris; Thanks for sharing this amazing patern. I only need 1 day to sew this one in a red fabric. Now need to do all the finnishing work. I will soon add this one on my wall as my first project… Chris

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    Mar 15, 2011, 03.23 PMby Amor Allure

    love it

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    Dec 25, 2010, 05.19 AMby fiinastee24

    Hi! I was so excited when I saw this corset that looked like an easy and fun piece to sew.. But when I opened the pdf-file it seemed as though some parts were missing in the file, perhaps I’m mistaken. It says “sew piece 1 and 2 together” and that’s when I got confused, where’s piece 1 and 2 and 3 and so on… I’m not supposed to guess how to draw and cut out the pieces for the corset myself am I, or is this a pattern… hope you answer!! :)

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      Dec 25, 2010, 05.01 PMby irist

      Hi! You have to download the “Print Pattern at Home” .pdf file and you find the pieces there, you print it and paste pages together. The pieces are numbered there. Hope you’ll figure it out! Good luck and I can’t wait to see your corset!

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    Nov 29, 2010, 05.46 PMby Megan Duperreault

    Thats elastic denim? no way! what other elastic fabrics would you recommend? and does it have lining? this pattern is exactly what I’m looking for- plain and simple without all the complicating hooks and stuff.

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      Nov 30, 2010, 03.53 PMby irist

      Yes, it is a thin elastic denim :) although I’m not good at recognizing the materials. It doesn’t have lining, but you could add it if you like, I found it much easier without lining :)
      I was thinking about making two corsets with this pattern and combining them into one two-sided corset.
      I guess you could even use elastic lace and add some cups inside (I’ve seen some bridal gowns with such a lace corset) or maybe jersey. I think you could try something non elastic too.
      I would have used eyelets, but didn’t have them so I did what I could…
      Can’t wait to see your corset finished! Good luck!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 11.55 PMby demelzab

    Very nice pattern =) I think I’m going to make one but add some lace

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      Nov 11, 2010, 10.17 AMby irist

      Awesome! Can’t wait to see it!

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    Oct 18, 2010, 04.10 PMby mariemarmotte

    Very nice, I love it.

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    Oct 16, 2010, 10.55 PMby indil

    First thanks for the pattern.. it’s always difficult to find corset patterns.. Secondly, this project has no eyelets or hooks, has it? I wonder if the pattern would work also with more stiff fabrics, like those for more “traditional” corsets..

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      Oct 18, 2010, 11.16 AMby irist

      You’re welcome! Well I didn’t use eyelets or hooks… I couldn’t find eyelets at the time, but otherwise I would use eyelets on everything :) I’m a fan :) You can alter the patter to use them if you like, it’s not so difficult.
      Actually as you can see the pattern is quite simple, it’s not meant for many layers of fabric, as the fancy “traditional” corsets are (the real corsets) :) You can give it a try with more stiff fabric, I think it should work, but if it’s not elastic you might have to add some more pieces. Good luck!

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    Oct 3, 2010, 11.12 AMby Louise Chen

    Wow~ This is gorgeous :)

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    Aug 30, 2010, 05.37 AMby mixtlii

    I was wondering, maybe that’s stupid but anyway: about the boning, do you buy a bunch of it and then you have to cut it the way you want it or do you buy it already folded tha way you need it, but then how do you know before sewing it? Thanks :)

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      Sep 2, 2010, 07.27 PMby irist

      It depends on the boning you use. I bought a bunch of boning (2 meters long 1 cm wide) and then I cut it the length I needed :)

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    Aug 25, 2010, 11.27 AMby lalieza

    Hi, In school we’re going to design clothes this year and I’d love to do this design, but the problem is I’ve never worked with patterns before, could you please explain to me how it’s done? Thanks Liesa

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      Aug 26, 2010, 11.46 AMby irist

      Sure, just tell exactly what you want to know and I’ll explain.

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    Aug 23, 2010, 08.58 AMby davee09

    omg!! love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Aug 19, 2010, 06.10 PMby Nicolle Isabel

    I love it! Gonna have to make one for my daughter.

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    Aug 19, 2010, 08.19 AMby s1dney

    I love it! You are goood samaritan, hehe, I especially love corsets and gothic fashion, so this is a miracle for me. Last year I have bought pattern for corsets, but I’m not satisfied with it, because it’s not as long as yours, so, thank you very much =)

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      Oct 16, 2010, 10.52 PMby indil

      Agree.. it’s so difficult to find good corset patterns!

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    Aug 18, 2010, 11.48 PMby amandahaas

    very well done corset. I too love to make corsets :)

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    Aug 17, 2010, 01.35 PMby ogor

    Oh my, this is so neatly done. Well done!

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    Aug 16, 2010, 08.12 AMby Byanka Ayala

    very nice, like the color

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    Aug 15, 2010, 07.14 PMby asperge11

    i also have this obsession for making a corset, i’ve just finished drafting my pattern because i could not find one either :)

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    Aug 11, 2010, 11.30 PMby smartalex999

    omg this is fabulous! i can’t wait for the pattern!!!

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    Aug 11, 2010, 03.44 PMby rubysnpurls

    Love this!! Now I want to make one!! Can’t wait for the pattern, hopefully soon?!! ;) Also what did you use for the “boning”?

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      Aug 11, 2010, 04.41 PMby irist

      I used plastic boning, flat, 1 cm wide, bought it from a regular sewing store, about 2 meters or so

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    Aug 11, 2010, 02.51 PMby tamezdc

    Adorable!! It looks amazing on you.

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    Aug 11, 2010, 07.47 AMby scissorhappys2

    Can you post the pattern for this? I’d love to make a corset!

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      Aug 11, 2010, 02.52 PMby irist

      I’m working on it, hope I’ll manage to do it properly. I’ve never done a pattern before… :)

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    Aug 10, 2010, 08.37 PMby Olivia Anne

    so well done

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    Aug 10, 2010, 08.22 PMby Gurtlamorous

    love it and the construction is amazing, fits like a glove

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