This TikToker Transforms Designer Dust Bags Into Chic Corsets

If you’re planning to splurge on namebrand products like Burberry and Prada, don’t let the dust bags go to waste sitting in the back of your closet. Flexing her creativity, TikToker @shaleseatlanta, aka Shalese, made a habit of repurposing luxury bags from Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, and more into DIY corset tops that are so chic we may never throw another bag away again. “A lot of the dust bags that I’ve used are from pieces that I’ve had for a while and I just thought to repurpose them,” Shalese tells POPSUGAR. “I think the process of altering takes a little bit longer than actually making the piece.”

Shalese picked up the basics of sewing at an after-school club in elementary school, but she recently took up the hobby again as a way to keep herself busy during the pandemic. Excited to let out her inner fashion designer, Shalese decided to transform a Louis Vuitton dust bag — aka those soft bags that often come with designer purses, shoes, or other accessories — into a button-up T-shirt, sparking a creative match that has since resulted in three designer corsets. “It was a pretty big dust bag from a backpack and I actually used two dust bags for [the shirt],” she says, adding that she took inspiration from designers like Alexander Wang and Miaou, keeping the lines simple and clean.

“I try to find ways to switch it up each time so they’re not the same exact pieces.”

On Customizing Her DIY Corsets

Shalese created the corsets, which only take her a few hours to complete, using a free downloadable pattern she found on YouTube and added her own customizations to each piece, including the square neckline on her Louis Vuitton corset, the pearl straps on the Chanel piece, and the navy-blue ties hidden behind her Gucci top. “I try to find ways to switch it up each time so they’re not the same exact pieces,” she says. “I’m learning along the way, so I want to try out different things.”

On Her Future in

This TikToker Transforms Designer Dust Bags Into Chic Corsets

How to Style the Clothes You Already Have

This TikToker Transforms Designer Dust Bags Into Chic Corsets

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Scroll to top