Corsets have been super trendy this past year and I don’t see them going away with the obsession with Bridgeton. To try out the corset trend, I decided to try my hand at a more luxurious approach to creating a corset. I’ve always loved designer items but I’m not in the market to be spending the money to own brand label names in my closet. I thought this would be the perfect tutorial to upcycle designer dust bags into a top to satisfy that designer itch. I went on Poshmark and secured some dust bags and was ready to start making my new designer corset top!
I believe that my set of Dior dust bags were for a pair of shoes (who knew designer shoes came with dust bags!). The dimensions of the dust bag were 13in x 14in. I was a bit nervous that I wouldn’t have enough material to create the corset. But since it came with two, I knew I could use the second one if needed. Thankfully, I didn’t need to destroy the second one and can make another corset for a friend or maybe for my shop (*coming soon). The dimensions of the dust bag are of the utmost importance when searching online. It is recommended to get a dust bag that is close to your torso width for the best fit. Since my waist is approximately 25″, a 13″ wide dust bag would be sufficient in covering my chest.
I decided to rework the pattern by thenavarose in her corset tutorial which is amazing and you should definitely check it out! I have also included my own version of the pattern in this blog post. The pattern is by no means perfect but it is what worked out with my Dior dust bag.
TIME | 3 hours
COST | $$
DIFFICULTY | Easy-Medium