In this instructable I'll show how to make a corset out of an old t-shirt and duct tape. The original design comes from the book 'Anti-craft' (also check the site: http://www.theanticraft.com/), then I added some ideas of my own.
And don't forget: duct tape is like the force - it has a dark side and a light side and it holds the galaxy together...
Step 1: Materials
What do you need? Not that much...
- an old shirt
- duct tape extra strong
- duct tape in the colour you'd like the corset to be
- optional duct tape in an extra colour for the edges
- ribbon / lace
- wallpaper samples
- grommet tool
- hole puncher
In this version I made two small pockets on the garment. It's easy to make it without, but if you want the pockets make sure you use a shirt that's a bit longer than the garment is going to be - you will need it to make the lining of the pockets: it has to be as much longer than the corset as the size you want the pockets to be.
Step 2: Start Taping...
First you use the extra strong duct tape, this is the basic layer and won't be visible when you're done. After this you start the second layer in the colour you want the corset to be.
When taping, be careful not to tape yourself in to tight. I found it's really easy to make it to tight and that won't be comfortable at all when you wear it.
Step 3: And Cut
When it's cut open, you can start to cut of the parts of the shirt that stick out - but not all if you want to make the pockets. For the pockets you'll need the part of the shirt at the bottom. Leave this part on for now.
Step 4: The Pockets
When you've done this, fold the shirt over the garment and put the sample on top of it. Use duct tape to attach the top of the sample to the top of the piece of the shirt, and then attach both sides of the pocket to the garment - also using duct tape. At the picture I outlined the different pieces of duct tape I used on the pocket. The top one is folded over the top of the wallpaper sample and is used to attach the wallpaper sample to the piece of the shirt. At the bottom part there is also duct tape - this will be put on in the next step.
Repeat this for the second pocket.
Step 5: Closing Up the Edges
Take a long piece of duct tape (or roll out while you work) and tape along the top edge of the corset. Be sure to only tape half of the tape's width to the front. When you've worked you're way from one side to the other, fold the other half over and tape to the back of the garment. For this part: watch the pictures - it sounds more complicated then it actually is.
Repeat for the bottom part and the sides of the opening. For the sides of the opening I used the silver coloured duct tape I also used for the first layer.
Step 6: Last But Not Least
Then put the back and front piece of the grommet in the grommet tool and put it over the hole you made. Press tight and then use the hammer to close the grommet. Repeat until you have the amount of holes you want.
Step 7: Finishing
Get the ribbon or laces you want to use to close the corset, put them through the hole's - and that's that. You're new corset is ready for wearing.