So, I have been scouring the web for what has felt like an eternity for the right bodysuit… Alas, to no avail… I can’t believe how difficult it is to find the RIGHT bodysuit… I thought I could find something to purchase. I mean, come one Victoria’s Secret!
Since I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I decided I would make one and set off to find a tutorial on how. Well, I found some, but many didn’t give a detailed description on how to do this. So, I decided that I would make a tutorial with the information I found from many hard-working talents from Deviantart. I wondered if the idea I had would work and those artists proved it does… So far.
This post is ONLY showing my first day at making the suit. There will be ones to follow that show very precise details. This will include watching me cut the fabric, sew it, making the corset, and finally, putting all of the pieces together. It may be boring at times, but I know there has to be at least one other person like me who wants details.
The following photos are of me, but not at my finest, so please be kind. *smile*
Step 1: Wrap yourself in plastic wrap (cellophane). I had some leftover Christmas wrap, so that’s why it’s green. I recommend wearing underwear that will cover your bum as much as you want for the suit. I did not and it was a little more difficult to get the right cut. That’s also why you aren’t getting a backside photo.
Step 2: Duct tape yourself. You will need someone to help you for some spots. Wrap yourself a couple of times and you will look like this…
Step 3: Cut along one side and slip out of the duct tape suit. Then, take a minute to breathe and cool down. Being wrapped in cellophane is no laughing matter! Here is what it looks like when off:
Step 4: Cut on those lines you made. You will be lining the front and back pieces on the fold, so technically you cut those. However, I will likely be taking each piece and making a pattern for it. I don’t think it will work for me based on the cuts I made. We shall see. There will be a lot of trial and error and that’s why I bought some muslin to practice on. I recommend you do the same.
I am hoping to have the pattern on fabric tomorrow. Let me know if you have any suggestions as this is my first time making this. Wish me luck!
The Fatal Siren