So You Think You Can Decorate…
We can always count on Orchard Corset to ask us to “step out of the box” and express ourselves. Sometimes that is a big challenge for me but this crew is so full of enthusiasm you can’t help but join in the fun! I handle corsets in shipping all day and now I had to pick one to showcase. I’ve always had a desire to wear our CS-511 and here was my golden opportunity but I chose the lovely black satin corset.
Now my seamstress skills were about to come into play and that sparks a flame for me. When I tried on my beautiful overbust corset I didn’t like the “back boobs” I was getting so I decided to add lace sleeves that would conceal that. I had an old lace shirt that didn’t fit me just right and I deconstructed it to add lace to trim the corset. A seamstress extraordinaire here at Orchard Corset showed me how to make a rose from lace. I happen to be quite the thrift queen and found a lacy négligée, ooh la la! to deconstruct also. It was perfect for the skirt for the bottom of my corset. A little more sewing and whoa la my creation is complete!
I was pretty darn proud to spend next to nothing on this project. Something old, something new and new was a whopping $4 at our local Goodwill store. I probably spent about 3 hours total to on my decorating efforts but I worked pretty slow and thorough. It really impressed me that we had such a variety of styles and ideas among our staff. That is an inspiration to me in that if I do this again I will invest more time in the creative phase. I encourage others to decorate a corset and visualize the entire outfit to lead you on the journey and for goodness sakes Have Fun!