Tools and materials:
- Sewing machine
- Seam binding
Today we are, in fact, doing another refashion or garment renovation as I like to call it. Refashioning is so much fun and in today’s tutorial, I will show you how I took a boring blouse and transformed it into a cute corset cover.
It’s true that when it comes to refashioning projects, I make up a lot as I go along, but it’s still important to have a plan. For this project, I planned that I would create a sort of casing waistline that would be gathered.
I then tried on the blouse so that I could get all the measurements perfect. Once I had a plan in mind, I got to work!
Using pins, I marked the band at the bottom of the blouse and I also marked the waistline.
I went ahead and cut along the measurement under the bust adding in seam allowance.
I also cut down my band, adding seam allowance.
I decided that I wanted to take in the sides a little. I first sewed a basting stitch and then tried the shirt on to make sure it fit well before actually taking it in.
The corset cover was looking really nice and it was time to work on the casing. I wanted to use some bias binding but the tapes I had were either too wide or too thin. I thought about making my own but I realized I had enough plain fabric from the piece I cut off of the blouse.
First, I had to cut the plain fabric for the casing.
From the fabric, I had to create two pieces, one circular and one open, to attach to the bodice.
I attached the underside first.
I then topstitched on the top layer of the casing, leaving a little opening at the center front.
I decided to use this white seam binding to thread through the casing and tie at the front.
Lastly, I switched out the buttons for higher quality, white buttons. I really believe that it’s the little details that make all the difference!
After trying it on, I found it to be a little too blouse-like, so I shortened it and took it in at the sides a bit to get the perfect corset cover.
I really love this corset cover! I think I’ll make one in every color! Share your thoughts on this refashion project in the comments below!
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