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Topic: corsets/bustiers: is it possible to alter something store-bought?  (Read 1307 times)
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tightsandtea
« on: August 15, 2012 01:10:54 AM »

I bought a few bustiers off of ebay, and although all of them are supposedly the same size, the fit is so varied! one of them fits perfectly: the side boning doesn't stick out, the cups are supportive, etc. the other two are almost perfect.

one bustier has two issues: misshapen cups, and very noticeable side boning. I tried removing them, but the bustier completely lost its shape so I slipped them back in. should re-attach the boning closer/further from the cups?

on another, the cups aren't supportive. it's almost like the front boning curves away from my bust, causing the underwire to not stay in place--basically, it doesn't stay under the bust. all the bustiers are low-back, and they're tight enough that they should support the bust.


these are just the ebay pics from the sellers--if I have time I'll post pics wearing so you get a better idea of the fit. I really don't know anything on the science of bustiers/corsets, but I was wondering if there was any way I could make them wearable. they're exactly what I wanted, but I don't want to wear something that doesn't fit right.
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Honeythief
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012 03:57:54 AM »

I am no expert but it sounds like both of those are either wrong for your body shape or just poor quality. I would just sell them on and not waste any time on attempting alterations, if it was me.
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katyisthebest
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013 06:07:43 AM »

I'd agree with Honeythief. It's possible to a limited extend but much more hassle than it's worth.
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