Overbust Corset Pattern HOPE

  • Overbust corset Hope Front
  • Overbust corset Hope Front
  • Overbust corset Hope Side
  • Overbust corset Hope Side
  • Overbust corset Hope Back
  • Overbust corset Hope Back

Overbust corset pattern HOPE is a completely free digital pattern for you to play with and explore corsetmaking.

Pattern Difficulty : Intermediate ●●●●○○

This pattern has been primarily made for people with narrow torso and large chest (relative to torso size). Naturally, it can be altered to fit smaller breasts.

It is a model with 7 pattern pieces per side and an optional suspendable modesty panel.
One of the pattern pieces is a gore as can be seen in the pattern diagram down bellow.

! Pattern has been updated to include a pattern envelope containing measuring instructions, new size charts as well as easy printing instructions.

You can make as many and sell as many corsets by using this pattern.

Measurements and sizes:

Size chart for overbust corset pattern HOPE in centimeters
Size chart for overbust corset pattern HOPE in inches
Size chart of lengths for overbust corset pattern HOPE in centimeters

Pattern is originally drafted using Metric values!
Imperial values have been converted and rounded up, making the values in Inches approximations.

Measurement shown in the size charts are values for the finished corset not body measurements!
All circumference heights are clearly marked on all pattern pieces making it easier for you to adjust.

Check out my pattern adjustment/grading TUTORIALS for more info on how to alter these patterns for a better fit.

Size chart of lengths for overbust corset pattern HOPE in inches


There are no seam allowances added nor does the pattern include any sewing instructions.

You don’t have to but it is highly recommend that you add additional bones (and more if needed) for larger sizes. More boning produces a better distribution of force. Better distribution of force makes the corset smoother and more comfortable because bones prevent fabric from bunching up on the waist line.

Sew a boned sloper, mock up or a toile before using “good” fabric to test the patterns size and fit.
I wish you the best of luck in tackling this overbust corset project!

Overbust Hope Corset Diagram
Hope pattern pieces
Download Hope

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How was the example corset HOPE made?

Example for corset pattern HOPE is made using the single layer construction method with external boning channels (mixture of single and double).

Strength layer and boning channels are made in black cotton small weave herringbone coutil.

Boning is a mixture of 5mm flat and spiral steel.
Narrow steel busk in black is used as the front closure. Slits for the loop side of busk is made using sewn button holes.

Back lacing black grommets are two part with 4mm internal diameter. Laces used are black cotton tubular corset laces.
Edges are bound in black cotton twill tape. Black embroidered mesh is hand sewn on to the corset with tiny stitches.

Here are a few different methods to check out :

How to sew gores on/in a corset?

Find out more about the Hope patterns & corset made from it.

Take a closer look at the details of the corset made from pattern Hope.