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Underbust Corset from Curtains, maybe

Added Aug 22, 2011

by HandledwithCare

Gillingham, Unit...






First go at corset making, just to practise creating something closely fitting and boned. I used the free Jacci Jaye pattern (here on Burdastyle) for an underbust and some curtain/upholstery fabric remnants that I had been given. Not sure if/when I will wear it, but it seems to have worked quite well.

Material Notes

Fabric is strong and synthetic, satin bias binding. 1″ × 8″ busk, silver 5 mm eyelets/grommets, lacing, spiral steel boning, flat steel boning.




Garment Type
Bridal, Romantic, Victorian

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    Aug 22, 2011, 12.29 PMby flowergirl22

    some straight stitching,, nice fabric,, ooh littel tight ??? grin grin

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      Aug 22, 2011, 01.22 PMby HandledwithCare

      ha ha – I can’t sew in a straight line, it’s very annoying! It definitely takes your breath away – but I had read there was generally an ‘instant’ reduction of a couple of inches, my measurements were the same. Can’t imagine doing much slouching in it, I guess they are good for your posture! :-)

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    Aug 22, 2011, 07.49 AMby tine94

    Great job!! Good choice in fabric/curtains too! I have the same problem with most of the stuff that I make, I never seem to wear them.

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      Aug 22, 2011, 09.52 AMby HandledwithCare

      Thanks! Yes, I’m planning on sewing up some work clothes this week, so hope I will wear them a bit more than this! We are studying the Tudors at school this year, so this might be worn for dress up!

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      Sep 2, 2011, 11.56 AMby tine94

      Tudors?! Awesome! I love themed dress ups.

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    Aug 22, 2011, 03.20 AMby knt831


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    Aug 22, 2011, 02.35 AMby supercalla

    Where did you buy your boning/busk?

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      Aug 22, 2011, 09.51 AMby HandledwithCare

      Hi, sorry, I put all the details on my blog, but not here. I bought most things online. The busk and eyelets from a UK ebay seller, I think called ‘Corset Supplies’, the boning from Vena Cava and the lacing from ‘The Sewing Chest’, also based in the UK. I bought the bias binding locally and the fabric was given to me via friends of my parents who know someone with a curtain/upholstery fabric business.

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    Aug 22, 2011, 01.10 AMby MientjiB

    I think it worked very well! And the colours you chose look lovely together. Grab a wide-necked cotton blouse and embrace your inner peasant girl :-)

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      Aug 22, 2011, 09.54 AMby HandledwithCare

      Thanks! I made an Austrian/German dirndl outfit earlier in the year, so the blouse from that would work well with this!

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