my roommate recieved this beautiful victoria's secret corset top as a gift from her xbf. although it was a size small, it was too large in the boobs and she never wore it. i wanted to borrow it for my provincial halloween costume (think coppelia), but i am a whole size smaller than her. of course it needed some changes.
here's what it looked like after modification:
its was super easy. i needed a roll of coordinating satin ribbon, a value bag of satin rosettes, and matching thread. i pinned 2-inch intervals along the back bones of the corset top, then stitched on satin loops on the outside edge of the boning, making sure to fold in the ends so they wouldn't fray or weaken. the stitching was then covered by stitching a rose on top. when i was done, i laced it up with a piece long enough to dangle low when tied. if i had beads, i would have strung them on the bottom.
my roomie was really happy, because now she can wear her top! i imagine dark purple rosettes would look pretty hot on a black corset top with black lacing. i'm planning on adding felt or satin flowers to my roomie's black skirt with snaps... that way she can change the colors around according to her outfit.