Crop Top DIY corset

Sewing a bustier from old suit trousers

A nice bustier is a timeless piece. I remember my mum having one when I was a little girl. Now I wanted my own, me-made. I decided to sew a bustier from old suit trousers.

Textile – repurposing old suit trousers

I decided to sacrifice for this experiment my fiance’s old suit trousers. I believe he had them in the wardrobe since 3rd grade so it’s about time they find a new purpose. I am in love with black suede and I thought this will make a perfect bralette.

Pattern – Etsy

I bought a bustier pattern from Etsy for around 5 euros. So if you ever decide to make it yourself you can find it there together with the instructions. I had to amend it a little bit, as the size of the chest and the cup size are pretty standard for the pattern, and what I needed is to reduce the cup size.


I used almost entire pants to cut out all the pieces!

Sewing – beginner/intermediate level

I followed instructions from the Etsy pattern to join all pieces together which took me around 4 hours! Yes, sometimes I had to redo things!

I installed a zipper on the side and the bustier was ready!

The end result of my bustier

I am pretty happy with the outcome. It is not yet top-notch seam quality but good enough to be able to wear it this summer! What do you think?


crop top diy corset

crop top diy corset

crop top diy corset


Check out my other sewing projects here!

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