Keep trim in a Waspie. What’s a waspie, you may ask? Think of a waist cincher, which could be as simple as a glorified wide belt to a full on under-the-bust-and-down-to-the-hips-waist-cincher-with-garter-clips-to-hold-up-your-stockings creation. Whew! That’s a lot of hyphens to describe such a tiny garment.

Here’s a video on 100 years of Shapewear to give you inspiration.

We challenge you this month to sew any waist-trimming garment, such as a corset, waist cincher, waspie or bodyshaper. You’ve got corset and bodyshaper patterns to choose from, or draft your own!

The rules for our Ultimate Bra-making Challenge are, as always, quite simple:

  • the garment must be made in 2020
  • the garment must be made using any of the Pin-up Girls patterns or instructions found in one of our many books.
  • the garment can be any type of waist-trimming garment, made of any fabric
  • It doesn’t have to be for you, and it doesn’t have to be modeled on a real person (although if it is, be sure that person is ok with us showing the picture on social media.)
  • submit the photos and a short description of the garment (including what pattern you used, and what construction details we should know about) to [email protected] before the last day of the month.
  • One winner will be chosen by random draw after the first day of the following month on Facebook Live.
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