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How to Sew a Faux Corset


Updated April 20, 2017
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How to Sew a Faux Corset
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From the Blogger: "Sew a faux corset to almost any woven pattern for a clever fashion statement. Add a little pop of color with a bold colored ribbon, or incorporate wedding colors that don't normally look good on you. Use metal eyelets to give it a clean, professional look. Making a faux corset is really not as hard as it sounds. My easy-to-follow tutorial will walk you through the process, step-by-step, easy peasy. So get out your eyelet pliers, and let's get started!"

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byBoth Hand and Machine


Materials List

  • A dress pattern
  • Fabric
  • Interfacing
  • Eyelets/Grommets + tool
  • Ribbon or other material for the tie

How to Sew a Faux Corset


  1. Cut out your fabric: Main + Lining.

  2. Cut back bodice piece down the middle. Repeat for lining.

  3. Iron on interfacing.

  4. Sew together at shoulders, press open the seams. Repeat for lining.

  5. Right-sides-together, pin the lining to the bodice. Sew around the neckline and down both side of the center back. Clip seam allowance.

  6. Understitch the lining to the seam allowance.

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This is a neat idea. Adding a ribbon type corset to the back of a summer dress would be an interesting treatment to transform a plain dress to a vastly prettier one. The tutorial should be followed carefully as there are several steps to accomplishing this interesting reworking of a traditional back to a dress.


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