The recent launches of our Corset Pattern, The Baby Doll Corset Bundle, and The Corset Bundle have us looking back at Corset projects and designs over the years. We’re resharing the Printed T-Shirt Corset post from 2012 for some early gifting inspiration: 

In our “old-school” company design style – and perfect for holiday gifts – make our Sister Shirts using mirror-image or mix-and-match sections of your favorite t-shirts. For this project you cut up a printed T-shirt and then sew it back together so that a new graphic pattern emerges. Follow the instructions for our Printed T-shirt Corset on page 155 of Alabama Stitch Book to complete the project or simply use our Corset Pattern and use this post as a guide. 

From the project introduction: 

Follow the instructions as given but prepare pattern pieces for two printed T-shirt corsets. Instead of using one of the T-shirts for the whole corset, mix and match by swapping out, for example the center front panel from one of the t-shirts into the center panel of the other. Do the same with the back panels. Ultimately, you will create two shirts that are nearly alike except for the transposed panels. 

In the corset tops above, we traded out the Center Back and Middle Front pattern pieces. Leave edges raw and seams floating. 


Find the Corset Pattern here.  

See the Printed T-Shirt Corset in Alabama Stitch Book.  

Share your completed “Sister Shirts” with us and The School of Making community using the hashtags #theschoolofmaking and #TSOM20in20. 

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