DIY Corset Back Romper | The Style Pile #13

DIY Corset Back Romper | The Style Pile #13

There is a box, in the corner of my sewing
room. It is a box whose contents have not seen the
light of day for many a month. Many crafters will be familiar with this box,
in all of its forms: There’s the ever-growing amorphous lump
that lies underneath your desk… The monster underneath your bed… The stuff you vacuum-packed in a fit of organization
and stuffed into your garage in the hopes that you’d never have to deal with it again… This, my friends, is the UNFINISHED SEWING
PILE. Welcome back! Today’s video is a sequel, of sorts, to
my previous video where I turned this dress here into a romper! Now, the method that I showed you in episode
12 works well for any dress that has a zipper, buttons, ties-up at the front or has some
other method that allows you to pull the dress up over your hips and waist, however, what
about dresses that you pull on over your head? The dress that I pulled out of the style pile(s)
for this video was THIS dress here. Notice how it doesn’t have a zipper up the
back? YEAH. The reason why that’s important will be
obvious very soon. So, excited as I was by my previous “romper-fication”,
I also started turning this dress into a romper, in the exact same way that I did in episode
#12. But then I hit a pretty obvious snag when
I got up to the stage where I… had to put the romper on my body. Because there was now a couple of leg holes
in the way. Whoops. SO, I decided that I would open up the back
of the dress, to allow me to get it on, and to make it pretty, I’d also turn this opening
into a lace-up, corset back. So next, I placed the romper front-side down
like this and I sliced straight down the centre back, using some scissors, ending at my lower
back. Then I folded each raw edge in about half
an inch, tapering the fold at the bottom of the slit, and then I sewed a straight stitch
down each of these raw edges, effectively “hemming” the sides, like this. Next, I turned the romper inside-out, and
with a fabric marker I drew small dots on evenly up either side of the slit. Now, I shouldn’t have made marks all the
way up to the TOP of the romper, I should have only done them up to here… we’ll
see why in just a bit. Anyway, for each of the dots that I had marked
out, I poked a small hole through each one, and then I inserted an eyelet through that
hole, smooth-side on the right-side of the fabric, rough side of the eyelet on the wrong
side of the fabric. Once all the eyelets were inserted, it looked
like this! And again, I shouldn’t have added these
top few and, I promise, you’ll soon see why. Anyway, I then started lacing up the eyelets
using a piece of ribbon, lacing them up how you would lace up a pair of shoes. Annnnnd… I slowly came to the realisation that once
the romper was laced up all the way, I would still have my original problem of not being
able to get it on – not unless I had help from somebody else who was always going to
lace me up into the romper each time I wanted to wear it – which would present a little
bit of a problem everytime I wanted to take the romper off to use the bathroom. Yeah. So I had to re-think this whole lace-up corset
situation. Sooooo while I was lacing it up, when I got
up to about the 5th or the 6th eyelet pair from the top, I kept trying the romper on
my body to see if I could still pull it on. When I got to the 4th eyelet pair from the
top, I realised that this was the furthest that I could lace it up and still put it on. So, I then gave the romper an open v-back
by folding the top edges of the romper in, underneath the inside of the romper’s back,
like this, and then stitching over the top. You can see that I’ve pinned the on the right-hand
side already. Now, because I’d already inserted eyelets,
I had to hand-stitch this so that I wouldn’t run over the eyelets with my sewing machine,
which is why I wish that I hadn’t inserted eyelets all the way up to the top! If the eyelets weren’t in here, I’d be able
to go over it with my sewing machine. Anyway, we learn from our mistakes, and in
the end I still had this super cute romper with a lace-up corset back, that I think is
much more interesting than the original dress that I upcycled it from! I hope that you enjoyed these two episodes
on turning dresses into rompers – if you haven’t seen the first one already, then make sure
you watch it and as always if you try this OR any of my other tutorials then please tag
them with #diyannika on Instagram, because I love seeing what you guys come up with! Thank you so much for watching, and I’ll
see you all next time. Bye! Thank you to all of my supporters on Patreon
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100 thoughts on “DIY Corset Back Romper | The Style Pile #13

  1. i love your vids u inspire me to sew n bought a sewing machine i was wondering if you could make like a knitting and/or crocheting beginner tutorial?? that would b pretty sweet!!!

  2. I liked this.
    If you were lazy and/or weird like me, you could have made it a corset front romper. Oooh, I wonder if anybody's made a strapless style romper with an elasticised top… oh, I don't really like the style. I was just thinking how I'm too lazy to ever undo buttons and things. Lots of Pinterest/AliExpress rompers like this though:

  3. How about this teddy bear hoodie

  4. can you try maing these earrings?

  5. Love your channel.. was wondering if you could do a tutorial for these Barcelona Pants from Earthbound.. I adore these pants, I would live in them if I could and I think I might actually cry when they die.. but I just cannot afford to buy another pair. Iv heard you can upcycle them from a baggy peasant skirt?

  6. Hey Annika please try to recreate this, It's something really cute for Winter!


    I can't find anything like them and they're too expensive to buy ): consider them please

  8. Love your vids! Please stay like this!

    Oh what about a diy mermaid-blanket? Would love to see you doing this!

    Sending you lots of Love from Germany1


  10. Can you please give this a try? I love it so much but I don't have the money for it and would love to see you make it 😘

  11. You actually could just lace it another way and didnt have to remove those four holes. You can lace it up like normal but in the center go over two holes and at the end make a knot. You can easily pull it yourself and its so easy and you dont need any help😄

  12. Call me a 90's girl, but I loved the dress how it was more than the romper. BUT YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB, PLEASE DON'T HURT ME!!!!

  13. Girl that body has meeee gagggeddd. You are serving such ethereal maiden teas and I'm thrrrrouuugghhhhhhh!!!! BYEEEEEEE

  14. If you look up Lucy's Corsetry, she has some fantastic tutorials on how to lace yourself into and out of a corset using "bunny ears" style lacing, with alternating X's rather than the typical lacing-up-your-shoes method.
    I know a romper isn't a corset, but the technique carries over.

  15. I know it's not really your style but you should try to recreate one of these!

  16. This could probably be thrifted and recreated really easily. Plus it looks really cute and its over prices

  17. please anika! do this! I need this in my Life! , but is way to expensive for me! 🙁

  18. so it's Winter(soon) here (in belgium) But I Got a Dress that i love so much and a wear it so othen than she got old form – Usury? don't know if it's the good Word – But With This Tuto i Can make it on something new With a new back who's not look bad. Thank to you Annika to all your work. and your Sharing
    Sorry for my English.
    See you later for the Pic of my futur Romper!

  19. Hi. Um so I found this and thought you might wanna try it. I really love your videos and sorry for bothering you. okay bye.

  20. You could replace the lace with an elastic so it would stretch… that way you would have been able to lace it up all the way up 🙂

  21. I love your videos Annika! 🙂

    With making rompers from over the head dresses, would it be possible to use snaps along the crotch seam like a body suit?

  22. I love your videos! One of my favorite things about them is that you acknowledge your mistakes and take them as lessons learned.

  23. I think if you used elastic instead of ribbon to lace it up it would be easier to take off/put on (it might not look as cute tho)

  24. If someone make you an intro for this series would you use it? I think this would be a really cute half animated intro and i would love to try and tackle it!

  25. Your so funny… I love hearing your self critiques and I have a couple of those boxes that in some cases has become a dresser drawer lol.

  26. You could've also laced it like they do with actual corsets, with the knot/bow on the waist level. That way you can have it laced all the way up and still put it on by yourself. You just need a bit longer ribbon that's tied to a loop. Anyway, I love your channel:)

  27. if i wanted to do this with a dress but the tie/hole part was in the back, could i just flip the dress around as if it were the front or would i need to do something else?

  28. I'm so happy you made this tutorial because I am currently working on a romper yet the fabric has no stretch so now I know how to make it so I can get it on thx.

  29. can you please make fingerless leather gloves? please please please!!!! it would match my leather jacket and I want to see how to make it…. please

  30. You should have laced it as a corset:
    This would allow you to lace and unlace it by yourself

  31. you could lace it up downwards so bow is around your low back, so you can tie and untie it whiteout any help. a little late im afraid, but I hope it helps for others XD

  32. could you be able to put it on without the thing on the back if you used a fabric that was more stretchy?

  33. You can also use snaps at the new crotch you made. Like a baby's onesie. Or maybe snaps on the shoulder straps?

  34. Sorry just a question why didn't you make the bottom open and close for the loo problem hehe. I enjoyed this thanks new sub

  35. Cute! Make stretchy tight rompers!!! I will share your vids with all 600 or more of my girlfriends ! ❤️💕 Thank you for making this!

  36. When you got to the bit where you were trying it on to see which eyelets could stay it looked like you were going to go for thin straps instead, which I think would have looked so cute in this print!

  37. Lazy girl hack! Instead of lacing with ribbon, use thin black elastic… then you NEVER have to re-lace it, because it will just stretch the back open when you need to get in and out! 💕❤️💕

  38. does anyone else notice bunching in the crotch area? is that supposed to be there? i think u need to make the back piece longer than the front so u have more room

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