5. To make "corset hooks": Starting under each arm and ending at the point where the new side seam ends, mark 1-inch segments down the side of the shirt. Cut the front and back of the shirt at the inch marks, from the old outer seam to the new sewn seam, being careful not to cut into your new stitches. This will create loops at the side of the shirt. Repeat on the other side. 6. To make the "corset laces": You will be cutting a one-piece spiral strip. Start on the right-hand side, beneath the horizontal cuts and the side seam: Make 1-inch marks down the original side of the shirt. On the left-hand side, beneath the horizontal cuts and the side seam, make a mark that is only 1/2 inch down. Continuing from there, make marks at 1-inch intervals down the original side seam. 7. Using chalk or a pen, and a ruler, draw diagonal lines to connect the marks you just made. Cut a 1/4-inch notch into the side of the shirt at each mark, cutting through both layers of fabric.
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