Introduction: 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.

Step 1: What You'll Need

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What you'll need:
safety pins
a tight fitting top

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!


LeeAnneArchel made it! (author)2014-10-11

Not the best image, but great for a quick, cute costume!!

Wow this is great! Im glad it worked for you :)

cl0ney (author)2011-10-20

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.


myhairsfuncolors (author)cl0ney2011-10-21

im actually working on something now. if it turns out right it will be my next ible :)

cl0ney (author)myhairsfuncolors2012-07-27

Been waiting..........? Lol. ;)

jonnydangerous (author)2011-10-17

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.

shebden1 (author)jonnydangerous2011-11-10

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.

evacooper (author)2011-10-29

too bad i didnt see this when making my steampunk outfit last year...

DieCastoms (author)2011-10-20

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!


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 ... ;)


scobu (author)2011-10-21

Hot. Wait... Not sure if legal. Forget I said anything

myhairsfuncolors (author)scobu2011-10-21

haha, thanks. yes legal but unavailable. sorry.

jedwards27 (author)2011-10-21

Should this on Crafters.

KrishDelicious (author)2011-10-21


dollywild (author)2011-10-20

could be very rock n roll....nice!

mlowarren (author)2011-10-20

Welcome! Thanks for the great 'ible!

frogsbug (author)2011-10-20

Nice! I've been needing something like this for my Halloween costume. I'm going as a goth style voodoo doll. Thanks so much!

Ninzerbean (author)2011-10-20

Wonderful, brilliant and easy, welcome to Instructables!

cfishy (author)2011-10-14

This is just what I needed for a stage show! Great idea.

myhairsfuncolors (author)cfishy2011-10-17

thank you, im really glad you like it

buirv (author)2011-10-14

I Like it - It definitely looks good on you.

zazenergy (author)2011-10-14

super cute!

l8nite (author)2011-10-13

that's a cute look but maybe not for me... welcome to instructables

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2011-10-13

Very nice. I too like the corset look, real or not.

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