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Turn the back of your dress into a corset :)
This technique can be used to fix a dress that doesn't fit you anymore :)

Posted by Judy from Berkeley, California, United States • Published See Judy's 31 projects »
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  • How to sew a corset dress. Corset Back Dress Reconstruction - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut off the zipper of your dress so you have a big space in the back. Don't discard the extra fabric, you will be using it later.

  • How to sew a corset dress. Corset Back Dress Reconstruction - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sew the edges.

  • How to sew a corset dress. Corset Back Dress Reconstruction - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using the extra fabric, cut small strips and sew loops along the sides. At the top, cut long strips of the black satin fabric and sew it on.

  • How to sew a corset dress. Corset Back Dress Reconstruction - Step 4
    Step 4

    Lace up the dress like you would with shoelaces and tie a pretty bow.

  • How to sew a corset dress. Corset Back Dress Reconstruction - Step 5
    Step 5

    Of course, only do the above step when you actually put on the dress. I just laced it up to show you :)

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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 369 projects

What a great idea! Will have to try this some time. Thanks for sharing this with usHappy

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Jeanniece M.
Jeanniece M. · 1 project

That looks so nice. Someone recently explained an alteration that would work like this to add space in a dress that was tight at the bustline. This looks beautiful and versitile!

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Melissa N.
Melissa N. · 4 projects

WOW thats really cool and creative, good job Happy

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Dani
Dani · Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

This is beautiful!
I'd make a dress just to do this to the back! And love the thick voluminous ribbon you've chosen, definitely adds something to the dress.

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 1107 projects

This looks so beautiful. I can't wait to try it!

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deby :)
deby :)

this is soooooooo cool!!!!

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Gabrielle
Gabrielle · 7 projects

so creative! I can't wait to do this!

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Christine H.
Christine H. · Walkersville, Maryland, US · 3 projects

Using a pretty colored ribbon would work too, instead of the black satin fabric!

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leia.vickeridge
leia.vickeridge · 1 project

Brilliant idea

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aranumenwen
aranumenwen · Aurora, Colorado, US · 117 projects

I really like that you used loops instead of button holes/gromets/just making holes. I think it adds extra character.

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