Who doesn't love corsets? Try making one for yourself with these instructions for drafting your own pattern and sewing it!
As this is a pattern you may need to draft yourself, there are no seam allowances!

You can also find these instructions as a nifty little pdf on my blog.

Attention! Drafting and sewing a corset isn't easy, so I'm assuming you have somewhat solid sewing skills if you decide to tackle this.

Step 1: Pattern notes

You can download the pattern I used here.

I usually wear a european 38, but that doesn’t mean you can just use the same pattern, if you’re a size 38, too. That’s because a corset shouldn’t be made in regular sizes, but from your personal measurements to achieve the perfect fit.
The ones I used for the pattern are:
- Bust: 87cm
- Underbust: 77cm
- Waist: 65cm
- Hip: 90cm

So, if you have the exact same measurements (or VERY close to them), feel free to use the pattern as it is. If you don’t, however, you can still use my pattern as a guideline when drafting your own. I’ll be giving directions for the  drafting part as well.
<p>I was wondering if you could adapt this into an underbust corset. Also, would it work properly without boning?</p><p>You did a great job by the way.</p>
<p>Hi, sure you can adapt it to underbust! Draft it shorter to begin with, in step 3 I explain how to draw the center line of the pieces, just leave out the underbust-bust section.</p><p>You might want to shape the upper edge, since it's often curved in a different way for underbust corsets. I'm sure you can find reference images.</p><p>Without boning, it won't shape your body. It will be like a (too) tight top. If you don't want to use metal, you might consider plastic boning or rigeline or even cable ties. That won't do much in the way of shaping either, but it will keep the shape of the corset at least.</p><p>Have fun making your corset!</p>
<p>Dear Serinde,</p><p>Thank you for this tutorial. Yet I have some trouble with the boning. How did you place the boning and what length boning did you use per tunnel? </p>
<p>Very well done!</p>
I can't find corset boning in any of my local sewing or craft/hobby shops Q~Q any advice? Is it possible to make a functional corset without boning?
Thanks so much for sharing this! I didn't &quot;get&quot; corset making until I read this. After multiple failures, the first one I made with these instructions fit perfectly! I love it, and I'm so glad you explained it for me.
Great instructions. One thing I do is make the test piece out of my lining, and when I get the test one right I take out the front seam. and boom, I already have the lining part done. :)
Excellent tutorial! I just made the corset last night :D
Oh My! <br> <br>
wow <br>the corset looks great but you look stunning
This garment is SO FEMININE! Your handcrafting is equal to none, Very nicely completed.. <br>
Coco Chanel didn't like corsets. That's why she created fashions to eliminate the limiting undergarment.
Elegantly done!! <br>Looks superb!
hot! :D Love the corsets, and you look fantastic in it!
Very nice ible! My only nitpick is the spelling of the word length in English, the t goes between the g and the h, not at the end of the word as you have written it. Based on the comments I take it that you are from Deutchland. Given that English isn't your first language you did very well in writing this ible. Danke.
Oh, thank you for pointing that out! That's one persistent typo ;) I actually know that, so I think my German Microsoft Word might be to blame, as it sometimes autocorrects stuff I don't want it to... I went through and I hope I found all of the errors!
Nice job! I've come to the realization that there are no unattractive women on Instructables.com.
One word: GORGEOUS!
I just finished sewing a dress for my wife. Wish I had seen this instructable before I started it. Beautiful work!
Very pretty...
Great instructable, gorgeous result! <br>I wish I had half of your sewing skills!
Well, I'll never make a corset, but I'd make a great husband ;)
schick! f&uuml;rs n&auml;chste oktoberfest?
Nein, in diesem Fall geh&ouml;rts unter ein historisches Kost&uuml;m :)
Very pretty! I have a couple of corset patterns I have not gotten around trying. Would be great for Renaissance festival!
One of the better written instructables I've read in some time, thank you for the clear photos and instructions.
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!
beautiful dress!
You are very beautiful also
Your corset is beautiful! I really need to try making one; thanks for the directions :)

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