These photos show the finished corset which is made from washi tape and cord. I have also made this with duck tape and ribbons which works just as well.
As you may notice this corset is a bit wonky. You can spend the extra time to measure the barbie so that it is completely straight but it still looks ok if you don't bother.
Step 1: Starting Off
Step 2: Second Layer of Washi Tape
Make sure that you cover up the entire corset so that there are no sneaky stick parts anywhere.
Step 3: The Back
Try and make sure your cut is as straight and neat as possible. If you want you can trim a little off the edges so that you can see her back through the lacing but it is crucial that if you choose to do that you do it at this stage.
Step 4: Making the Holes for the Lacing
First you need to take the corset off the barbie and then push the sides of the corset so that the back overlaps about ½ a centimetre and hold it in place. Next push a needle through the corset where you think the first hole should be. The reason that I overlapped the back was so that I would only have to push in the needle once and it would make two holes although it is not extremely important to do so.
When you make the first hole stick a few pins into the hole you just made to try and widen it. Repeat this with every hole you make.
Your needle and pins will get sticky so if you are using duck tape you could dip the bottom half of you needle/pin in washing up liquid or soapy water.
when you have finished making all the holes and you have widened them put the corset back on the barbie.
Step 6: Bow
And what do you have to do now??? Make another one of course!!! There are plenty of different versions you can make and I suppose you could use this technique to make any piece of clothing for you barbie.
I hope you enjoyed this instructible and I will probably make more when I have time so please keep an eye out for my posts and tell me what you thought if this one!!!