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Carmen Corset Sewing Pattern


Sizes: UK 4 – 20 (EUR 32 – 48, US 0 – 16)

Introducing the Risqué Carmen Corset sewing pattern, a captivating blend of burlesque and modern styles that exudes boldness and sensuality. With its slightly lower bust line and daring plunging front hemline, the Carmen pushes the boundaries to create a truly risqué look. This pattern serves as a blank canvas for your lace or beading motifs, allowing you to customize and embellish it according to your personal style. Please note that lace appliqué or placement instructions are not included in this pattern. Our sample showcases the possibilities, featuring a single underlayer of structural coutil and a lightweight peach cotton decorative fabric appliquéd with lace, Devorée polka-dot net, and fringing. The Carmen Corset sewing pattern features internal boning channels and a top and bottom edge sealed with bias binding.

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Skill Level & Tips

Level: Beginner:
The Risqué Carmen Corset sewing pattern is the perfect entry-level piece for aspiring corset makers. Designed to introduce basic corset construction techniques, it focuses on the standard two-layer construction used in modern corsets. The pattern consists of a firm under layer of structural coutil and a decorative outer layer, with boning strips sandwiched between for reinforcement. By learning how to create the Carmen Corset, you’ll establish a solid foundation in corset making techniques, paving the way for more challenging projects, including our range of historic corset sewing patterns.

Please note that this pattern is available as a downloadable PDF pattern.


Fabric Suggestions:
For the base layer of the corset, we highly recommend using structural coutil, a specialized fabric designed specifically for corsetry. Known for its exceptional support, stability, and ability to shape the body, coutil provides the necessary foundation for a comfortable and secure fit.

When it comes to the decorative layer of the corset, the options are endless. You have the freedom to choose any lightweight fabric that resonates with your style and vision. Cotton, satin, chiffon, or lace are popular choices for adding elegance and personality to the corset. Feel free to experiment with different textures, colors, and patterns to create a truly unique and captivating design.

Fabric Requirements:
– Decorative Fabric: 140cm (55 inches) > 44cm (18 inches)
– Structural Coutil: 140cm (55 inches) > 83cm (33 inches)


Supplies & Equipment

            Matching Thread

            Overlocker (Serger)


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