This safety pin corset is a very simple way to get the lace-up corset effect with just a few supplies I'll be you already have. Use this technique to help a loose blazer fit better or create the look of a smaller waist on a fitted blazer.
Step 1: Check Out the Video Tutorial
Step 2: You'll Need
2 yards 1/2"wide ribbon
20 large safety pins
Ruler or tape measure
Blazer that needs some sprucing up
Find your princess seams. They are the seams between the side seam and the center back seam. If you don't have princess seams in your jacket, just mark a line 1/2 way between the center back and side seam of your jacket.
Mark up 6" on each princess seam of your jacket.
Make line10 dots starting at the 6" line straight up the princess seam. Mark another 10 dots 1" away from the first line of dots.
Repeat this on the other side
Using your two sets of dots, pin in the safety pins with the end of the pin facing toward the center of the jacket making sure they are evenly spaced.
Add a row of safety pins to both sides. The bottom of the pin needs to be facing the center of the jacket
Starting from the top two safety pins, lace your jacket like you would lace a shoe
Have someone help you tie your jacket while you're wearing it so that you don't tie it too tight.