In this video, we will continue to explore ways to add some bespoke details to your garments as we turn our attention to the corset in my Victorian Unmentionables pattern. The corset itself is foundational to Victorian bespoke fashion as it adds the proper support to the highly structured Victorian garments. In our first demonstration, we are going to
address a common problem with the boning in corsets. Boning has a
habit of shifting around in the casing which can cause it to twist or
wear through the fabric. It wouldn't do to have a bespoke garment
marred by a wayward piece of boning. A solution to this was to sew a series of stitches around the boning to provide additional stabilization and reinforcement. Instead of simply tacking the boning in place with a few basic stitches however, dressmakers saw this as an opportunity to turn a practical solution into a beautiful embellishment with a technique called “flossing”. There are countless flossing designs for a variety
of applications on corsets, and I am going to start out this video by demonstrating one of them for you. Strong and durable eyelets are a must in any well-made made corset, and I am going to finish up this video and my corset by demonstrating how to make them by hand.