Corsets have been around for centuries, and while they have long been in fashion, their popularity has ebbed and flowed throughout recent decades. Now they are back in the spotlight making their way from the runway to the streets, and even into ready-to-wear!
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 1 yard Metallic White Crackle Luxury Brocade
- 1 yard White Cotton Buckram Stiffener
- 1 yard Stratton White Solid Organic Cotton Twill
- 3 pkg Dritz Nickel Grommets Size 3/8″ – 8ct
- 1 pair Foam Shoulder Pads Covered with White Polyester – 6″ x 3.5″ x .5″
- 5 yards White Rigilene – 12mm/0.5″
- MDF290 – The Cerise Corset Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
- 3 pc Vintage Pearl and White Iris Beaded and Sequins Applique with Crystal Rhinestone Center – 8.25″ x 4.875″
- 4 pc Vintage Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones and Silver Metal Abstract Ornament – 1.75″ x 1.75″
- 3-6 pc Vintage Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones and Silver Metal Floral Shank Back Button – 30L/19mm
- 2 pc Vintage Swarovski Crystal and Silver Metal Pear Cut Sew-on Ornament – 2.25″ x 0.375″
- 3-6 pc Vintage Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones and Silver Metal Circular Shank Back Button – 32L/20mm
- 2 pc Vintage Swarovski Crystal and Silver Metal Marquis Cut Sew-on Ornament – 1.75″ x 0.375″
- 3-6 pc Vintage Swarovski Crystal and Silver Aluminum Foiled Shank Back Button – 28L/18mm
- 3-6 pc Vintage Swarovski Crystal Reverse Mirror Coated Unfoiled Self Back Button – 22L/14mm
- 3-6 pc Vintage Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones and Silver Metal Square Shank Back Button – 44L/28mm
How to make your corset unique?
There are multiple ways to create a unique corset and many are really simple. First, you can use a printed/patterned fabric like a brocade and make a bold statement. Hand sew beautiful Swarovski crystal embellishments all over the corset. If you want to be even more fun add feathers and or a boa. Expose your topstitching from the boning using a different color of thread, preferably a bright color. Add embroidered applique pieces or cut some beaded lace. The possibilities are endless!
What patterns to use?
Types of Fabrics for Corsets
You can probably use just about any fabric if you put your mind to it and feel comfortable sewing it. The main fabrics everyone uses are cotton, cotton twill, brocade, satin, and even velvet. If you are daring, you can also use leather, faux leather, and suede. For lighter-weight fabrics, use interfacing or buckram to stabilize!
It hugs your waist and makes it appear slimmer. These can be worn both on top of garments and below garments. To be on-trend, it’s worn over clothing or sewn into a dress.
Hourglass corsets are corsets that resemble the hourglass shape, hence the name. It works well with someone who has a big bust and wide hips.
This corset starts from the neck and ends at the waistline. This is usually sleeveless or has straps at the top. This particular corset is supporting the bust, waist, and hips all at the same time.
Is a combination of a corset and a bra. The bra cups are the focus, supporting the bust and the waist at the same time.
Is a tight-fitting top, usually made without straps, but straps can be added. It’s also known for accentuating the bust.