Upcycle your old T-shirts into a classy and fashionable corset top! All you need are some basic sewing notions, in addition to eyelets and eyelet pliers. Embellish your corset top with ribbon, appliques, rhinestones or any other accessory you fancy.
Repurpose your old T-shirts! Create a fun summer look by creating a halter top/corset style look out of an old T-shirt. All you need is a sharp pair of scissors and a few embellishements or accessories. You won't even need a sewing machine.
This is all about how to make a corset. First you're shown how to trace the pattern onto your chosen material, and then you're shown each step along the way to make a sexy and well fitting corset or waist cincher.
This video fashion design tutorial by Adrianne Lee will show you how to turn a simple t-shirt into a fabulous corset tank, and scrap fabrics into quirky brooches! Very Easy! You'll need a t-shirt, scissors, measuring tape or ruler, sewing machine or needle and thread, scrap fa ...more
Do you have an old pair of jeans hanging around? Maybe they don't fit anymore, or perhaps they are out of style? With a few stitches, you can turn that ugly old pair of pants into a stylish corset top. All you need is the pants and a sewing machine, with a couple buttons or st ...more
Grommets and eyelets are the metal rings that reinforce the holes in your corset, through which you thread the cording. This tutorial gives you some good advice on choosing, placing and attaching grommets and eyelets to your own hand sewn corsets. If you liked this tutorial a ...more
This is a great and attractive shirt - a corset tank top. You don't need a pattern to make this, just some fabric, lining and ribbon. You'll also need some basic sewing notions and access to a sewing machine to sew this very basic item.
You can buy a pre made corset pattern from a manufacturer, or, if you really want to start from scratch, you can draft your own pattern. This tutorial shows you how to take your measurements and translate that into a custom fit corset pattern.
This is not a tutorial on how to sew a real corset, rather, how to sew a corset style top. You will need some fashion fabric, eyelets, an eyelet attachment tool, ribbon, scissors, pins, measuring tape, tailor's chalk and of course, a sewing machine.
Need to make your avatar a little sexier? Photoshop can help. What you need is a cool corset texture for your IMVU character. It's pretty simple to make, you just need a little Photoshop skills. IMVU is a 3D avatar chat, instant messenger, and dress up game. Chat in 3D, hang ...more
You can create the corset look for your own wardrobe without having to resort to boning! All you need is your dress, a collection of small safety pins and your chosen ribbon or twill tape (make sure you buy several yards of this).
Your nails looking a little chubby lately? Rein them into shape with mini nail corsets! Watch this tutorial to learn how to paint very sexy lace corsets on your talons for nails that become their own fashion accessories. The nail look is slightly bondage inspired and 100% rom ...more
The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more
Artful Paper Doll demonstrates how to make a mini paper corset for a paper doll. Take two rectangular piece of hard paper which is of measure 4 by 5 centimeters. Cut the edges of the breadth part make it round. Cut the length part inward to make it into shape of a waist. Take ...more
Corsets on a coffee cup? Sure! Rather than having to use more paper to insulate your hot coffee cup, you can make your own at home. You can crochet your own little coffee corset out of yarn and a crochet hook. The perfect gift for the eco-conscious coffee lover.
A corset is not necessarily a difficult thing to sew, but it does require a lot of precision. Here are a few good tips you'll want to learn and follow when you're trying to teach yourself sewing and corset making at home.
When you first buy a corset from a retailer, you will need to give the thread and fabric the chance to shape itself according to your own personal shape. Here is the best way to break in or season a new corset to make it last longer.
This tutorial shows you two different techniques for creating a boning channel when you're making a corset. You will need the corset boning and a pressing bar, along with some bias tape (or the ability to make your own) and a few other sewing notions.
Precision is important when you're making a garment as closely form fitting as a corset, and pinning your garment together is no different. Make sure that the panels for your corset are snugly, securely and accurately pinned together before you start sewing.
Don't have a corset buddy to help get you into your corset? You can do it yourself! This video shows you how to place your corset properly on the body and then pull on the laces in the right way to get your corset on snugly and properly.
Corsets can be a fun and sexy addition to any costume or outfit, but how can you make sure it looks its best on you? This tutorial shows you how you can lace someone into a corset comfortably and elegeantly.
Just an FYI that a plethora of awesome corset tutorials have been added to the main WonderHowTo site. I'll corkboard a few of them - check them out, they're really good!
This is the first corset I have made for my daughter, in the pre boning pre lacing stage. https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/p526x296/1622187_741264339246955_612614413_n.jpg. Step 1:
This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more
This list may not blow your mind as much as it may make you want to blow your brains out, depending on how tired you are of goggles in Steampunk. Steampunk has a love/hate relationship with goggles. It's generally agreed within the community that goggles aren't at all necessa ...more
Before I really get into this article, it's important to note that you do not need a Steampunk persona (or "steamsona") in order to be a Steampunk, or wear Steampunk clothes. Some people like to pretend to be a different person when dressed up in Steampunk clothing, but that i ...more
The holiday season is creeping up fast, and if you're shopping for a Steampunk, it could be almost impossible to find anything for them unless you know exactly where to look. Luckily for you, some of us have done all of the work you'll need. Whether you're Steampunk shopping f ...more
In the first part of this two-part guide, I covered cutting, grooving, beveling, making holes, and stamping/tooling. I hope you enjoyed that part, because we're pushing the accelerator to the floor and moving ahead at full speed! Covered in this section will be: Burnishing D ...more
Many people find Steampunk problematic for a whole host of reasons, not least of which is the glorification of an era of Western history that featured institutionalized slavery, racism, sexism, elitism, and many more -isms. Today, Steampunks frequently get accused of subtly o ...more
Garter belts are SOOO sexy. Why do you think almost every picture of the Victoria's Secret Angels shows them clad in a teeny corset or bra and a garter belt? Because honey, it's hot. So whether you're looking to spice up you lackluster sex life or simply want to feel a little ...more
Nearly everyone of note in the Steampunk community has tried at one time or another to define what Steampunk is, myself included. Every time someone tries, it's met simultaneously with both backlash and support for either being too open or too closed. Half of the people seem ...more
Going to a masquerade ball where you know everyone is going to be wearing the same old Victorian corsets and top hats? Then stand out from the crowd by wearing a modern (sort of) get-up of Steampunk style gear. Top off your rusty industrial look with these Steampunk style gog ...more
This beauty video demonstrates how to create a blueberries & cherries eye makeup look. Marlena, aka MakeupGeek, is a freelance makeup artist living in Michigan. Marlena says "Makeup isn’t just paint for the face, something to cover blemishes, or even something fun to do in my ...more
The core of your body - your abs, obliques, and the muscle that goes around your midsection like a corset - is what holds your entire body together when you're performing tasks like lifting groceries, doing push ups, and even just sitting at your desk. Strengthen your core wi ...more
In her music video for "Can't Be Tamed," Miley Cyrus pushes the bar past anything her pop star alter ego Hannah Montana would have ever dared to do. With feathery lashes, heavy cat eyes sparkling with aqua shadow, wings, and a $5,000 corset that leaves little to the imaginatio ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to create a Codex avatar costume. First, find a long white lace dress for the base of the costume. After this, mark the length you want, then cut the seam and sew on the end to avoid any frays. After this, use remaining lace to make a piece of fa ...more
Despite being a product of the Disney machine, Miley Cyrus ain't one tame babe. Whether it's pole dancing on an ice cream stand or wearing a revealing $25,000 corset dress for her "Can't Be Tamed" music video, she's recently been reveling in her bad girl side. While her behav ...more
Flappers held as their core fashion mantra that they wanted to liberate themselves from the rigidity of female forms of dress, from the petticoats and corsets, opting instead for manly attire. Not only was it more comfortable, but guys' clothing created a straight up and down ...more
Not all belts are created equal, ladies. In fact, a skinny leather belt will make your waist look entirely different than if you wore a wide pink patent leather one. While the skinny one enhances your waistline delicately, the wider one tucks you in more like a corset, even ma ...more
Thought I would cross-post a piece I did a while ago. So here is a piece I made a while back. I found this brass and glass bottle at the thrift store. At the time of purchase it had a broken music box on the bottom. I actually was able to fix the music box and it plays "How D ...more
We believe that any time is a good time for chocolate lava cake, but Valentine's Day may just be the one time of year when the chocolate dessert is necessary for survival (from a foodie standpoint, of course). After all, what would Valentine's Day be without boxes of chocolate ...more
As our lives grow busier, we get secluded in our indoor activities, consuming all types of fatty junk food and what not. Obesity is a very obvious yet unfortunate outcome of our unhealthy living standards. With it comes the predictable rush towards efforts to lose weight. Cons ...more
I actually didn't do any sewing at all for this costume, just kind of cobbled it together for a fantasy larp I'm in. The green and gold corset was a gift, the lace shirt and brown overskirt I got from a clothing exchange, the white underskirt comes from a thrift store, and the ...more
Going out for dinner with girlfriends at a casual joint and want to look dressed up but not overdone? Watch this video to learn how to find stylish casual clothes. You'll look cute and approchable by restaurant cuties, but you'll still be comfortable enough to overindulge wit ...more
Wonder Woman has always been a Halloween and cosplay staple. It's a costume that's both dependable and stylish — just like the Amazon who wears it. This year's reprise with Gal Gadot offers a fresh take on the old standby, with more muted colors, a tougher demeanor, and a deci ...more
Build wooden horses for the boys to joust on. The horses are built from the shoulder up so they can be ridden low rider style, (and a fall won't totally take out a cast member. But if you feel like making scale wooden horses, be my guest.). The horses must have some sort of ha ...more
I took this photo with my iPhone 3 camera as I was on my way to Oscar Wilde at Père Lachaise Cemetery. You can't tell from this black & white photo, but the woman on the far left had this wonderfully striking red hair, and a just as distinct style. You can slightly see the bow ...more