Make any size corset with zippers and ribbon with this easy technique. This would look amazing over a simple dress or with a fantastic white cotton blouse for an evening out. It might even top off your next Halloween costume!
Step 1: You'll Need
26 8” Long zippers
1 yard of 1/4” wide ribbon
2 yards of 1” wide ribbon
Stitch 24 zippers together side-by-side.
Make sure to stitch only 24 and not the whole 26.
You can use a zigzag or a straight stitch. I like both.
Step 3: Prepare the Ribbon
Cut 10 pieces of 3” long 1/4” wide ribbon.
On the end zippers of your corset pin on 5 folded loops of the 1/4” ribbon.
The first ribbon should start 2” from the top and then every inch or so on the way down.
The loops should be facing toward the middle of the corset like you see in the photo.
Repeat on the other side.
Stitch your loops in place
Next, stitch your last zipper over the loops making sure to back tack over the ribbon loops so they are strong and can withstand the lacing.
Step 5: Lace It Up
Take your 2 yard piece of 1” wide ribbon and lace up the loops (like you would a shoe)
Trim off the excess threads
*The trick to putting on a corset is to lace it up in the front and twist it around to the back before you tighten it around your waist.