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Topic: Good ol' fashioned corset-laced tee-shirt TUTORIAL!  (Read 12395 times)
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« on: June 09, 2005 06:09:14 PM »

Sorry for the resized pics, the subtleties of the fine art of image hosting escape me. In other words, #$%& you Photobucket, and #$%& you even more, PhotoPost.

Draw two lines down the back of your shirt in chalk or some other washable mark-y thing.


Then, starting at the top, make a mark every two inches on the outer side of each line.


...And cut down the line.


Now you're gonna want some 3-inch sections of ribbon. Cut as many sections as you have marks on the shirt.


Fold the first ribbon in half, and stab it with a pin...


...And pin it to the shirt where the first dot is marked.


Do this on every dot.


TURN THE SHIRT INSIDE OUT and pin the edges together like this.


Sew along the edge, pull the pins out, and turn the shirt right-side out.


Lace it up, and put it on!




The area under the lacing is o wrinkly because the shirt was much too big to start with. I should have planned it so the seam allowances were bigger. Ah, well.

ETA: Don't pull the laces too tight unless you've gone over the stitching two or three times. Those little buggers'll pop right out if you really pull on them, and you have to pull out that part of the seam and put them back in. See that part at the top in the last picture, where the material's being pulled so tight it overlaps itself? One of those loops just made a jailbreak on me.
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2005 07:25:10 PM »

Sinfully simple. <#
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2005 12:51:53 PM »

ooh that's not how i imagined it would be at all

cool - must get down to the haberdashery (heehee - anyone else love that word???) and get some ribbon

thanks xxx
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2005 02:59:33 PM »

Hellyes! That's perfect, congrats Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2005 03:47:29 PM »

i <3 it! I must find myself a tshirt and some ribbon...
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2005 07:44:19 PM »

YES! I've fixed the pictures... for now, anyway.
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2005 08:02:54 PM »

that is a seriously cool idea...what a wicked way to jazz up a tee...and the back of a tee, nonetheless
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2005 03:47:46 AM »

oh wow! i'd had ideas to do this before and you just cleared up all the questions i had! Cheesy mainly: i was asking myself how the heck i would attach the little loops of ribbon. *sewing novice*
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2005 08:50:45 AM »

 :oNow It's a sexy t-shirt.

You give really good step by step instructions!

I can't wait o go home and try to make one of these Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2005 08:56:10 AM »

ooo - much handy work! .. famous patient  Shocked
great job.
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