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Tin Foil Top

Added Mar 20, 2011

by misslivia

Ellensburg, Wash...






Or, as my mom would say “Aluminum Foil Top” – there is no such thing as ‘tin’ foil :)

This sweet-heart corset was crafted from two or three layers of fabric (a soft white sheet from Goodwill) I can’t actually remember, but I think it was three! It is not boned, but each seam allowance is taped with a layer of duct tape and then electrical tape on top, including the top and bottom of the corset. The top is held closed by a bunch of hooks and eyes and a few snaps in the back.

Let me tell you – working with tin foil is not easy! I was able to carefully craft the garment without ripping any panels, but the day of the fashion show, the someone moved it and their thumb created a tear in a back panel! Fortunately, I brought my tin foil and tapes to the show and was able to fix it, but I barely made it before the show started! Also, sewing through duct tape to get the hooks and eyes on was a challenge – my thread tended to get stuck in the tape layers and break off before I could complete my stitch. I was able to work with it enough to get all the hooks and eyes secure, but I definitely don’t want to do that again anytime soon!

For the runway show, I paired this top with my 3.4 MB skirt

The pictures were taken at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, WA.

Material Notes

tin foil
duct and electrical tape




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Geek, Other
Cotton, Other



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    Apr 6, 2011, 01.35 PMby melonhead

    Wow that is so cool!! It looks amazing!! Oh I know all what you mean about working with foil! It’s a pain! But this turned out so beautiful! Well worth all the frustration! Great job! :)

    And the photos are beautiful as well!

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