I had a bit of a brainwave quite some time ago after getting fed up with staring at my collection of very black and very plain corsets. For some unknown reason, black is my ‘go to’ colour and it’s taken over the vast majority of my wardrobe. I’ve been trying quite hard to get a little better at sewing and things so I decided to have a go at ‘flossing’. Flossing was originally used in corsetry to keep the bones in the desired position in their challenges. It’s now become more about decoration than anything else.
I had been collecting pictures of flossing on my pinterest account and decided to go out and buy some olive green thread, and I set to work on one of my corsets. I chose my Kiku Boutique plain black hip gored waspie corset as it’s super comfy but I just never used to wear it that much. I also found some ribbon to match my flossing thread and thought I’d have a go at fan lacing too.
Don’t get me wrong my sewing skills are not top notch but I quite like it that I can say ‘I did this’. I used a fan lacing tutorial from The Merry Corsetier and it took me a couple of attempts before I was happy with how it looked. It still takes me a lot longer to get into this corset in comparison with my others as the lacing makes it trickier. I know Kiss Me Deadly are currently working on a fan laced girdle and I can’t wait for it to be available on their site – it’s truly stunning!
I still need a lot of practise but I’d definitely love to do some more, particularly the fan lacing as it’s so pretty! I’ll try and keep updating my Pinterest with more and more ideas which will hopefully inspire me.
That’s all for now folks,
Miss B xoxo