We have a saying around my house... "Bows make everything better." Whenever I finish something that I'm not 100% thrilled with, my husband suggests I "slap some bows on it," and you know what? It usually works!
I am adding bows to the "points" on my corset above my garter straps. I'll show you how to make 2 kinds of bows.
The first kind of bow is a sewn bow. Cut a large rectangular piece - I cut mine on the bias.
Fold in half length-wise and stitch around the edges, about 1/4" Seam allowance, leaving a small gap where you will turn the rectangle inside out. Clip your corners, flip right side out, and pull your corners out with a pin.
Grab a piece of left over bias trim, or make a small strop of fold over bias tape.
Add a row of basting stitches down the center of your rectangle and gather, tying off both ends.
Sew your bias strip around it, forming a loop. I left a raw edge on the back of mine. This can then be hand sewn onto your corset.
My favourite bow, the the bow I am using on my corset, is a hand tied ribbon bow. I took a piece of 1 1/2" satin ribbon.
And tied a bow. Cut the ends on an angle, at equal length, and singe with a lighter. Give your bow a press with a hot iron (but not so hot as to melt the ribbon - always test on a scrap first).
I machine stitched my bows on, but you can also hand stitch.
Here's my best pin up pose!
Voila! What kind of embellishments will you use on your corset?