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How to Make Custom-Fit Corsets
by Don McCunn

About Compression Corsets

Denim Underbust Corset Compression Corset
Double Layer Denim Corset Compression Corset

During the development of Volume 5 – Underbust Variations I was intrigued to see how the profile of this model changed from the double layer corset that was made directly from the intital body wrap to her profile when some compression at the waist was added.

The way this is achieved in this example was to simply curve in the waist by 1/4" at the side front, side, and side back seams for a total reduction of 3" around the waist. Further reduction could be accomplished by taking the seams in uniformly or reducing the waist even more. It really depends on the effect you want to achieve.

Pattern for Compression Corset
Patterns Cut from Rubenesque Lycra/

The fabric in this example is a dream to work with. It is called "Rubenesque" and is available only from Fabric Depot in Texas. Susan at Fabric Depot acquired it as a special purchase so I don't know how long it will be available (ed. 12/9/2013).

Copyright © 2013 by Donald H. McCunn