DIY: How to add Crochet to a Bustier!

Starting off the week with a different type of styling tip!  Why not re-cycle or re-fashion something you love by somehow ‘crafting’ it?  That’s exactly what I did with this little bustier!

First of all, it became too tight!  But- I didn’t want to get rid of it- I find it was such a good layering piece.  This is what it looked like before:

First I created a border for the length (needed more coverage and it was no longer good where it ended in my middle section).  Then, I decided to open up one side (the other has a zipper so that’s too complicated).  And I crocheted an extension!  Then, in order to balance out the two sides, I crocheted two separate pieces and sewed them along the zipper sides.  This created a more balanced illusion.  By also stitching on a crochet border to the shoulder straps- my look became complete!

Et Voila!

Soaking up all them 70’s vibes…

My daughter says she’ll borrow it too (that’s always a good sign…or is it?).  She, though, will wear it like a tank- nothing under- bless her cute little bod😊

If I have to be quite honest here- the crochet part was the easiest.  I did have to use quite a bit of imagination to recreate and ‘make fit’ the idea I had in mind.  But in the end, it all worked out!

You can watch my clip here:

If you’d like to see someone who is a real pro at this?  Check out my goddaughter on Instagram:  @CROCHETKAT27   She inspires me so much- hope I’m making her proud😊

As for my Styling Students; I’m challenging you this week with this!  Remember our motto to Refashion and Rewear!

#Confessionoftheweek:  Haven’t been confessing a great deal have I?  Well, I’m back to say that as good as this may look…it wasn’t easy or quick at all.  But I WILL attempt another such DIY for sure.  I’m such a self-torturer!

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17 thoughts on “DIY: How to add Crochet to a Bustier!

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    1. Thanks!!! But I’m no expert!! I think the last time I crocheted was about 20 years ago too! I dabbled here and there but since it’s back on trend, I just had to give it a go- Thanks so much:)

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  1. Lucy you’re very creative. I have a couple bustiers I can not part with either. I’m sure they don’t fit properly so I may do a little improvising now

    My Best,
    Nancy

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    1. Thanks Michelle- I was also wondering if it wouldn’t have been better to just add more material…and then coz I had nothing in my stash that caught my fancy- I gave this a try! It really is more comfy too! xx

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  2. Lucy, I love this with the crochet trim. And now I want one of those crocheted bralettes to layer this way. I have always loved them but I could never pull them off. But layered the way you have is definitely inspiring me to try. Thanks for linking up.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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