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Two Tone Bustier Top

Added Sep 25, 2016

by sewing fanatic

Nth Is, New Zealand






Satin Bustier – Burdastyle 1/2014

I had just enough of two contrasting fabric scraps in my vintage stash to sew this bustier top, by making isolated panels. I am glad to say I got a good fit with this top, I chose the correct size this time lol; It is comfy and breathable and I have been dieting. I actually lost the instructions, while I still had the paper pattern pieces, but what I did was reference the red metallic foil bustier I made a few years ago, and winged my way through the boning and edge tape etc. The new addition of wadding to the inner bust parts adds great form lol, I had some lying around, though it is the non-fusible type so I stitched it down. I accidentally cut the centre front and centre back bustier pieces on the fold, not separately. In hindsight I also think I was meant to add interfacing lol, otherwise it still feels great on. Location: Parnell

Material Notes

’70s woven fabrics: possibly stiff chambray, and plain tweed, and white lining; sew-in boning, iron-on hem tape, open-ended zip in tan, non-fusible batting.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Evening Wear, Preppy, Romantic, Victorian, Goth/Gothic Lolita
Coating, Cotton, Blends, Denim

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    Oct 30, 2016, 03.43 AMby sewing fanatic

    I just did a re-shoot for this bustier top at my late auntie’s house (its just been sold; I quickly got a photo shoot in while helping to pack up). This time I’m wearing a long sleeved top underneath the bustier, which would be more comfortable for the office or even wearing out somewhere. Therefore these can be worn in winter season too, and in a variety of styles.

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    Oct 2, 2016, 01.14 PMby sewing fanatic

    I have been looking after my friends’ apartment whilst they went up the line for a few days, and it looks office-y there, so I did a sneaky photo shoot lol, matching the bustier up with my grey tulip skirt. In a real office environment though I would defo cover the bare shoulders with a jacket, or even wear a shirt under it, as per the latest trends. i’ve just had my birthday so i’m bursting out a bit in this bustier due to all the rich foods lolz.

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    Sep 28, 2016, 06.26 AMby TeenyUK

    Considering this was made out of old ‘scraps’ and you winged it, it’s brilliant!! A piece of unique couture, you could say!

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      Sep 29, 2016, 02.20 AMby sewing fanatic

      Thank you so much TeenyUK! True they were nice scraps lol; and thats whats great about self sewing: it turns out something unique! I thank you for such a wonderful compliment! xx

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    Sep 26, 2016, 02.01 PMby kisses

    The combination is nicely put together…like how both colours are balance out . It look good on Nadia and it would look fab with a pencil skirt worn with pumps

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      Sep 26, 2016, 10.48 PMby sewing fanatic

      I thank u so much kisses! Thanks for cool idea hon xx

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    Sep 25, 2016, 06.18 PMby liliv-1

    Very sexy!

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      Sep 26, 2016, 03.16 AMby sewing fanatic

      Thanks so much liliv lovely; I’m starting small, and i must admit this bustier is showing quite a bit of skin lolz! x

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    Sep 25, 2016, 12.47 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very pretty and together with a pencil skirt it will be fab!!

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      Sep 26, 2016, 03.12 AMby sewing fanatic

      very good advice thank u lovely Ellen x =p

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    Sep 25, 2016, 08.47 AMby Mary Athey

    This looks great on you x

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