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Topic: Easiest Faux Corset!!! TUTE!  (Read 3655 times)
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« on: November 30, 2006 07:43:43 PM »

So a while ago( earlier this year or last year), I took an old blue tshirt with a stain in the middle of front and too large a size and re-conned it to a lovely corset top!(should be worn with camisol under)


me rockin the shirt with a black tanktop and slip skirt under. ^.^



1. measure about a 2 or 3 inches from the collar of the shirt on both sides and mark with chalk. Draw a dotted line straight down the shirt from those two points.
2. Cut shirt along dotted lines. ONLY ON FRONT SIDE! Do not cut through back!
3.You should now have a shirt with a missing rectangle in the front. optional: hem the sides or if you are cutting with the grain, you may not have to hem.
4. Sew on hooks or loops (patient people use grommets, but not me!) Be sure to make them directly across from each other. (see illustration)
5. Weave pretty colored ribbon in a zigzag pattern through lips/hooks/grommets. Tie knotted bow at end tpo fasten ribbon.
TA-DAH!


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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006 10:32:04 PM »

That's really cool! easy too.
Way to go. I love that look.

I'm gonna have to make one now Wink
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007 12:20:58 PM »

ooo i like it!! great tute!! Grin... btw does anyone kno how to do gromets?? Huh
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007 05:38:12 PM »

Javolimte: 

Grommets are actually super easy!  You buy a pack of 'em and either the tool comes with or you can pick it up on it's own. 

Cut a wee hole in the fabric where you want your grommet.  put the tool base (kinda checker-shaped) under the hole, and stick half the grommet up through the hole, resting on the base. 

Put the other half of the grommet on top the fabric over the bottom part, then put the bigger tool section on it. 

Hit the tool with a hammer.  Hit it again if needed.   Grin  I like setting grommets when I'm feeling aggressive. 

I hope that made sense.... if it didn't, well, if you pick up the tool pack at Joanne's (like $2) there's a diagram on the back!  That's how I learned!! 

Good luck!

And OP:  that's a great way to save a stained shirt and produce something totally new and cute!
   
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2007 12:43:44 PM »

Wow, I don't usually like things that look like corsets but aren't really, but this is just so adorable! I may have to make one. Hmm, I need some tank tops...

Oh, and JennAviv, thanks for the grommet info. You make it sound so easy! I thought grommets were something you needed arm strength for. I might try them after all (planning on making a corset from Roethke's tute sometime soonish).
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2007 03:18:51 PM »

Great idea to salvage a stained shirt!! Shocked
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