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Is the back of your wedding dress too tight on top or is the zipper broken? How to turn back into lace up corset

Adding a Corset Back to Your Wedding Dress

Have you found the perfect dress, but it won’t zip up in back? It looks and fits great everywhere else, but you just can’t zip it up? Well, here’s an alteration you can do to fix that problem. It’s…

Make it a little bigger - Corset Back Dress

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A very common alteration request is to replace the back zipper on prom and wedding gowns with a corset back. While this is not my personal style, it has been pretty popular for a few years. If a dress is too tight, corseting the back can give you a few precious inches! You will need: Fashion Fabric Small piece of medium weight interfacing (not fusible) Air soluble pen Ruler Measure from the top of the dress to where you want the lacing to stop. Mark with pins. The measurement for this dress…

convert kip to lace up back

Can you Change a Dress with a Zipper to a Corset Back?

Almost any wedding dress can be converted from a zipper back to a corset back. The hardest part is matching fabric. Most seamstresses that work through a bridal shop or have connections with a bri…

Rouleau Loops sewn on the interfacing to insert into the seam

Rouleau Loops

I've used Button Covering Services for longer than I care to remember... read more

Make a Corset Back – Sew Much Talent More

Sew Much Talent

If cannot tell you how excited to host this upcoming sewing retreat!!! This is more than a retreat or conference, this will be more like a family re…

Corset Lace Up Loops

Lace Up Back

Last week I worked on the back closure of the bridal gown. I was so dreading the loops. I kept finding excuses not to go into the atelier. Well I had to bite the bullet eventually. All in all, it really wasn't as bad as I feared. After getting the hang of the first tube, it went fairly quickly. I started out with cutting one inch bias stripes with the satin. After stitching out, the tubes were about an 1/8 of an inch wide. That's the part I was dreading, turning the suckers right side out…

Make a Corset Back – Sew Much Talent

Sew Much Talent

If cannot tell you how excited to host this upcoming sewing retreat!!! This is more than a retreat or conference, this will be more like a family re…

Underbust corset pattern drafting tutorial. by Katafalk, Cathrin Åhlén.

Underbust pattern tutorial

So here it is at last, the under bust pattern tutorial! At one moment in the making of this tutorial my portable hard drive crashed and all the data for this tutorial was lost with it, I was almost…

How to Put a Corset Back in a Wedding Dress

How to Put a Corset Back in a Wedding Dress | eHow.com

Adding a corset back helps you fit into your wedding dress perfectly and saves you valuable money. Perhaps you've decided to wear your mother's dress or buy one off the rack, which you deem perfect for your wedding. The dress fits you well for the most part, but it just wouldn't zip all the way up the back.

Is Your Dress A little to small?? How to Replace Zippers in Formals With Lacing thumbnail

How to Convert a Zipper Dress to Lace Up

Need to freshen up your little black dress with some sexy flair? Is that bridesmaid dress just a little too tight across the chest? Try spicing up your old dresses--and making them a little more comfortable--with a corset-style back. This flirty lace-up closure also provides some figure support, ...

How to make a Corset Back Dress from a dress that won't zip up

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A blog about design, sewing and alterations

Tutorial for adding a corset back to a bodice.

Remake a dress that fits with a corset back

Today I'd like to show you how I fit my breastosauruses into my eight year old, much too small, wedding dress. In case you're wondering ...

Replace a zipper with a corset back.

Sewing My Wedding Gown, Part Three: Making a Corset Back

The original pattern for the underdress of my wedding gown had a zipper, but after I put one in, I found that I didn’t like it at all, so I decided to put in a corset back. I had never made …

How do I Make a Princess Corset Top?

How to Make a Corset Without Boning | eHow.com

A corset is an essential item for a costume of a character from Medieval to Victorian times. In addition to this usage, many women incorporate corsets into their personal wardrobe. Corsets you purchase from a store can be expensive and may not fit you very well.

corset inside wedding dress - Google Search

corset inside wedding dress - Google Search

Corset back lacing loops made from satin rattail and 1/4" twill tape. I machine stitched them to a paper pattern for stability and sewing ease, then ripped it away for later application to the back of the bodice.

Corset back lacing loops made from satin rattail and 1/4" twill tape. I machine stitched them to a paper pattern for stability and sewing ease, then ripped it away for later application to the back of the bodice.

Have you found the perfect dress, but it won’t zip up in back? It looks and fits great everywhere else, but you just can’t zip it up? Well, here’s an alteration you can do to fix that problem. It’s…

Adding a Corset Back to Your Wedding Dress

Have you found the perfect dress, but it won’t zip up in back? It looks and fits great everywhere else, but you just can’t zip it up? Well, here’s an alteration you can do to fix that problem. It’s…

Sewing My Wedding Gown, Part Three: Making a Corset Back

Sewing My Wedding Gown, Part Three: Making a Corset Back

The original pattern for the underdress of my wedding gown had a zipper, but after I put one in, I found that I didn’t like it at all, so I decided to put in a corset back. I had never made …

Corset back dresses often need a modesty panel in the back for a little extra coverage. Here's how they are made.

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Corset back dresses often need a modesty panel in the back for a little extra coverage. Here's how they are made. Measure length and width of finished panel and add a minimum of 3" to the width and 2" to the length. cut a panel the size of your measurements on the fold (the fold will be the top of the panel. Apply Iron-on interfacing to entire panel Press the whole panel -- especially the fold In order to add stability to the panel you will add several pieces of sew-through boning…

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Adding a Corset Back to Your Wedding Dress

Have you found the perfect dress, but it won’t zip up in back? It looks and fits great everywhere else, but you just can’t zip it up? Well, here’s an alteration you can do to fix that problem. It’s…

How to Add Lace Sleeves and Shoulders to a Strapless Lace and Silk Taffeta Gown

How to Add Lace Sleeves and Shoulders to a Strapless Lace and Silk Taffeta Gown

Before After When I added my first post regarding adding sleeves to a strapless dress, I had not taken enough pictures to be able to take you on a step-by-step process of adding shoulders and sleeves. I recently went to Los Angeles and visited FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising), an amazing place, and bought this used silk taffeta and lace dress at their scholarship store. I bought it so that I could teach my bridal couture students how to make a strapless bridal gown into a…

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Is the back of your wedding dress too tight on top or is the zipper broken? How to turn back into lace up corset

Adding a Corset Back to Your Wedding Dress

Have you found the perfect dress, but it won’t zip up in back? It looks and fits great everywhere else, but you just can’t zip it up? Well, here’s an alteration you can do to fix that problem. It’s…

Make it a little bigger - Corset Back Dress

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A very common alteration request is to replace the back zipper on prom and wedding gowns with a corset back. While this is not my personal style, it has been pretty popular for a few years. If a dress is too tight, corseting the back can give you a few precious inches! You will need: Fashion Fabric Small piece of medium weight interfacing (not fusible) Air soluble pen Ruler Measure from the top of the dress to where you want the lacing to stop. Mark with pins. The measurement for this dress…

convert kip to lace up back

Can you Change a Dress with a Zipper to a Corset Back?

Almost any wedding dress can be converted from a zipper back to a corset back. The hardest part is matching fabric. Most seamstresses that work through a bridal shop or have connections with a bri…

Rouleau Loops sewn on the interfacing to insert into the seam

Rouleau Loops

I've used Button Covering Services for longer than I care to remember... read more

Make a Corset Back – Sew Much Talent More

Sew Much Talent

If cannot tell you how excited to host this upcoming sewing retreat!!! This is more than a retreat or conference, this will be more like a family re…

Corset Lace Up Loops

Lace Up Back

Last week I worked on the back closure of the bridal gown. I was so dreading the loops. I kept finding excuses not to go into the atelier. Well I had to bite the bullet eventually. All in all, it really wasn't as bad as I feared. After getting the hang of the first tube, it went fairly quickly. I started out with cutting one inch bias stripes with the satin. After stitching out, the tubes were about an 1/8 of an inch wide. That's the part I was dreading, turning the suckers right side out…

Make a Corset Back – Sew Much Talent

Sew Much Talent

If cannot tell you how excited to host this upcoming sewing retreat!!! This is more than a retreat or conference, this will be more like a family re…

Underbust corset pattern drafting tutorial. by Katafalk, Cathrin Åhlén.

Underbust pattern tutorial

So here it is at last, the under bust pattern tutorial! At one moment in the making of this tutorial my portable hard drive crashed and all the data for this tutorial was lost with it, I was almost…

How to Put a Corset Back in a Wedding Dress

How to Put a Corset Back in a Wedding Dress | eHow.com

Adding a corset back helps you fit into your wedding dress perfectly and saves you valuable money. Perhaps you've decided to wear your mother's dress or buy one off the rack, which you deem perfect for your wedding. The dress fits you well for the most part, but it just wouldn't zip all the way up the back.

Is Your Dress A little to small?? How to Replace Zippers in Formals With Lacing thumbnail

How to Convert a Zipper Dress to Lace Up

Need to freshen up your little black dress with some sexy flair? Is that bridesmaid dress just a little too tight across the chest? Try spicing up your old dresses--and making them a little more comfortable--with a corset-style back. This flirty lace-up closure also provides some figure support, ...

How to make a Corset Back Dress from a dress that won't zip up

Blogger

A blog about design, sewing and alterations

Tutorial for adding a corset back to a bodice.

Remake a dress that fits with a corset back

Today I'd like to show you how I fit my breastosauruses into my eight year old, much too small, wedding dress. In case you're wondering ...

Replace a zipper with a corset back.

Sewing My Wedding Gown, Part Three: Making a Corset Back

The original pattern for the underdress of my wedding gown had a zipper, but after I put one in, I found that I didn’t like it at all, so I decided to put in a corset back. I had never made …

How do I Make a Princess Corset Top?

How to Make a Corset Without Boning | eHow.com

A corset is an essential item for a costume of a character from Medieval to Victorian times. In addition to this usage, many women incorporate corsets into their personal wardrobe. Corsets you purchase from a store can be expensive and may not fit you very well.

corset inside wedding dress - Google Search

corset inside wedding dress - Google Search