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Punk Rock Plaid Bustier

Added Nov 26, 2013

By MegH

Toronto, Canada






I finished this bustier project a while ago, and I finally got a chance to rock out and wear it! Just the word ‘Bustier’ or ‘Corset’ can be intimidating to a sewer, especially when the word boning is used. But this bustier was super easy to sew, and fit like a glove. I am super excited about the fit of this bustier, and next time I make it I want to extend the peplum and make into a dress.

For my bustier I used a hybrid of our Khaki Bustier pattern and Peplum Bustier. These two designs are on the same pattern PDF, so it was easy to navigate. The size I made here is a 40, and it fit my 38" bust and 29" waist perfectly (to help you guys determine your size!), and I made no pattern / fit alterations.

I love both the khaki and floral BurdaStyle versions, but I wanted mine to have a bit of edge and a touch of Avril Lavigne (not intentional, haha). I love the way it turned out anyway, and the pleats in the peplum are so flattering. I choose to sew it in a wool green plaid and it is fully lined with a green cotton. I love the way the exposed zipper looks with the plaid, it really gives it that rocker style! I can wear it many ways as well. Over a long sleeve shirt with jeans, or by itself with a tight black skirt… oh the possibilities.

Happy Sewing!


Material Notes

Plaid Wool, Cotton Lining




Spring, Summer, Winter
Garment Type



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    Nov 30, 2013, 02.53 PMby sewing fanatic

    its awesome chick! Nice sharp pleating, and cool matching of the plaid x

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    Nov 30, 2013, 06.37 AMby Isabel Alexander

    It’s so cute. I totally love how you matched up the plaid. I remember the first time I worked with plaid. Completely forgot to match up the pattern for the buttock seam. But, thankfully it didn’t turn out too bad, actually.

    I wonder if it would be overkill of the plaid if you simply made a pencil skirt to go with the top…

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    Nov 27, 2013, 08.37 PMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely on you meg, i love the tartan/plaid fabric. I can’t wait to see your dress version. fab as always x

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    Nov 27, 2013, 04.29 PMby turtlegirl00

    love this top—love that it can be edgy or demure…

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    Nov 26, 2013, 11.05 PMby MandieW

    Soo cute! Love that you can femme it up with heels or toughen it up with combat boots.

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    Nov 26, 2013, 10.15 PMby adelabu44

    Love this! Although Serra does make a point, I can see beyond the title. Plaid can range between punk rock, to classy to lazy Sunday dress, but its up to you to expand its use. But Punk Rock clearly oozes from this piece. I can’t wait to attempt this, I’ll just throw the zipper in the back :p!

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    Nov 26, 2013, 08.28 PMby Serra Zander

    Just cause it’s in plaid doesn’t make it punk. Corporate.

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