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Unread 03-22-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Best Method for Making this Corset?

Hello everyone! I'm currently working on a Megumi Shimizu cosplay, and since I decided to do the manga version, I've been running into some trouble with her corset.



As you can see, the corset has ruffles both on the top and bottom of the bust, and all of the simple corset patterns I've been able to find have vertical seam lines without stitching under the bust. There were a few methods I thought might work, but I wasn't sure which would be best.

I was thinking I could buy a bra and after modifying it to be the fabric I'd like, attaching an underbust corset onto the bottom. I was also contemplating buying a corset pattern like this and simply modifying it so that there would be a seam line under the bust as well.

I'm really not sure which method would be best, so if anyone could help me out, or even make a suggestion of their own, it would be very much appreciated!
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Unread 03-22-2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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Ah, that would have been close to perfect, but due to time and money constraints, I don't think that will work for me. Thank you very much though. If I can't find anything else, it's good to know of a backup plan.
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Ah, that would have been close to perfect, but due to time and money constraints, I don't think that will work for me. Thank you very much though. If I can't find anything else, it's good to know of a backup plan.
What exactly wouldnt work? how much the pattern is?
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What exactly wouldnt work? how much the pattern is?
With shipping the pattern is about $18 (and my local fabric store doesn't carry that brand), not to mention the cost of boning and underwire, and possible screw-ups along the way. If I had the time and funds to be able to make a full blown corset I would do so, but from the looks of things a corset-like top would work much better for me at the moment. Sorry, I should have specified more in the op.

I think I'll probably just go with the pattern I linked to and try my luck at modifying it. Thanks for replies.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 12:41 AM   #6
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The corset looks like a fishnet top to me.. Sorry, I have a bad tendency of saying stuff that doesn't even help.
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Have you tried looking at bustiers? That's what she's wearing.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 02:41 AM   #8
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Have you tried looking at bustiers? That's what she's wearing.
I have, but not extensively. I'll be sure to double check on that one though. I know how big of a difference a search term can make.

EDIT: Think I may have found a pattern that will work for me. Thanks for your help everyone!
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