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How do I give a T-Shirt a eyelet corset back with a modesty panel?
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Date: 7/11/12 10:15 PM

I don't have a clue if this is the right section for this post but I think it's the closest thing. Please help if you can

Essentially I need help with editing a T-Shirt. I have an American Apparel unisex XL T-shirt that I would like to add a boat neckline to and a corset back to it. I fit a medium to large in the Ameican Apparel style, erring closer to large.

What I'm looking for is written help on how to make it how I envision it. I would like it to be close to 'authentic corset', just meaning that I'd like to use eyelets and ribbon for the corseting and not that rip and tie style people are enamored with. I'd also like for it to have a 'modesty panel'. That essentially means I just want something to be built into the shirt to go behind the corseting and not my bare back and bra band lol. I have the extra room in the shirt but I also have a XL scrap black T-shirt that can be used. I'm fairly sure how to do the boat neckline and all but if people have any tips on how to do that properly or how to have it well done, that'd be awesome

I have beginning/moderate sewing skills with access to a Brother computerized sewing machine, overlock machine and a mum with a fair bit more of skill to helpAny tips, tricks or even step-by-step explanation would be amazing. Thanks for reading
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Date: 7/12/12 8:04 AM

What an interesting idea! I don't know if this will work, but i tried the fold on the tshirt i'm weating as i read this, so i think it might. I would try to take two even folds of fabric in the back on left and right, facing toward center back, and pin them in place. I would then (carefully) insert a medium weight type of interfacing within each fold and stitch each up the length of the fold along both sides of each fold. I wouldn't use a lightweight interfacing because i would not want the eyelets to stretch out the holes when you set the eyelets. If you don't want the self fabric for a modesty panel, you can cut out the center piece along the stitch lines and sew in a different fabric.
i hope this will be helpful. I'd love to see the finished product.

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