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Quick and dirty safety pin corset

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Hey everyone. This is my very first instructable so to get the hang of things i thought I'd do something quick, easy, and cool looking.

This is a corset style shirt, its not meant to function as a real corset but act more like an accessory.

Any comments would be appreciated.
Enjoy
 
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Step 2: Placing the pins

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I found this step a lot easier to do while wearing the shirt. I pulled the fabric away from my skin to place the pins.  Its really up to you to decide how many pins you use. The important thing is to keep the placement even. I used four pins on each side.

Step 3: Lacing.

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This was my favorite part. In this step you lace up your shirt just like you would a pair of sneakers. Start at the bottom and cross the ribbon as you move up.
Top it off with a cute bow and your done!
cl0ney2 years ago
Great job! I would take hours on this one cause I like my instructables slow and dirty. It's way cute. Please make many more instructables with lots and lots of pictures; TONS of pictures.

Thanks!
myhairsfuncolors (author)  cl0ney2 years ago
im actually working on something now. if it turns out right it will be my next ible :)
Been waiting..........? Lol. ;)
Perhaps consider doing the pins on the underside of the shirt hiding the clasp end. Just an idea to try. Well documented post. Welcome to the community.
thats what I was thinking, it would be easiest to put on the top inside out for this step
thanks for the suggestion, ill try it out.
evacooper2 years ago
too bad i didnt see this when making my steampunk outfit last year...
DieCastoms2 years ago
This is a wonderfully simple and cheap idea to add quite a bit of interest to a shirt. I like it!

I agree with Johnny Dangerously that you should put the pins on the inside of the shirt. It will hide the fact that it is not a permanent addition.

There is an apparently "common" type of body piercing called a corset piercing which uses this very same technique. Be warned, if you look it up, they are quite graphic and often in non-G-rated places!

Thank you for sharing your idea with us!

DC.
myhairsfuncolors (author)  DieCastoms2 years ago
those style piercing are actually what made me think to do the same type of thing on a shirt :)
I may very-well be forced to do this down the backs of the legs of my wife's tight Jeans ... ;)

DC
scobu2 years ago
Hot. Wait... Not sure if legal. Forget I said anything
myhairsfuncolors (author)  scobu2 years ago
haha, thanks. yes legal but unavailable. sorry.
jedwards272 years ago
Should this on Crafters.
Beautiful!
dollywild2 years ago
could be very rock n roll....nice!
mlowarren2 years ago
Welcome! Thanks for the great 'ible!
frogsbug2 years ago
Nice! I've been needing something like this for my Halloween costume. I'm going as a goth style voodoo doll. Thanks so much!
Ninzerbean2 years ago
Wonderful, brilliant and easy, welcome to Instructables!
cfishy2 years ago
This is just what I needed for a stage show! Great idea.
myhairsfuncolors (author)  cfishy2 years ago
thank you, im really glad you like it
buirv2 years ago
I Like it - It definitely looks good on you.
zazenergy2 years ago
super cute!
l8nite2 years ago
that's a cute look but maybe not for me... welcome to instructables
Very nice. I too like the corset look, real or not.