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How to Make a Steampunk Corset

How to Make a Steampunk Corset
Estimated Cost: ~$30-$50 (more if you don't already own the necessary tools) Estimated completion time: 10-15 hours Difficulty: Moderate but accessible to newcomers _______________________________________________________________________ I have been making corsets for a few years now and I frequently receive emails from people requesting tips and advice on how to get started. Also, I understand that depending on their nature, corsets can be quite expensive and therefore not accessible to everyone. I have spent considerable effort constructing a method for making a corset requiring the least amount of technical knowledge, expensive tools and tedium I could manage. Even so, there is still a lot of work involved. Please read the entire instructable before beginning. If you have trouble seeing the details in any of the images click in on the little i in the top left corner to view the image in its original format.

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Steampunk Corset I just got this corset, and I'm in love. I am a land with huge tracks of land and broad shoulders, so I had no slack issue with the strap. It looks great on, and the detailing is great.

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