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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 :)

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Instructions

  1. How to sew a corset dress. Corset Back Dress Reconstruction - Step 1 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.

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

    Sew the edges.

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




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

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

  5. How to sew a corset dress. Corset Back Dress Reconstruction - Step 5 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 · 368 projects

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

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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 :)

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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, GB · 822 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. · 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, Illinois, 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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