You don't need to have a lot of sewing experience to make a costume for yourself for Halloween or any time of the year. In fact, you can make an adult corset without any sewing at all. Arm yourself with the proper dimensions and you'll be ready to sport a corset for trick or treat or the next Renaissance fair, all without the use of a sewing machine or even a needle and thread.
Things You'll Need
- Measuring tape
- Felt fabric
- Ribbon or cord
Measure the circumference of your waist, midway between your chest and your hips; call this measurement A. Measure the height from just under your bust to your hips; call this measurement B.
Cut a rectangle out of felt fabric that measures A by B. Cut 1 extra inch off of each short end so that the A measurement is a little shorter.
Fold the rectangle of fabric in half, lining up the B ends. Position it so the fold faces down and the edges face up.
Use the scissors to cut a shallow "U" shape along the side where the edges meet, cutting through both layers. When you unfold the fabric, it should have an hourglass shape to it.
Use the tip of the scissors to cut small holes in the short ends. Position your holes 1 inch in from the edge, and space them 1 inch apart along that edge. Repeat this on both short ends, making sure the holes line up.
Wrap the corset around you, bringing the ends to meet in the front or the back depending on your preference. Use ribbon or lace to lace together the ends of the corset through the holes you cut, as if you were lacing a shoe.