31st May 2010
What you’ll need: Lace body (or lace leggings, lace anything really), Safety pins (I used 19mm, brass, Quantity: 140ish), minimum 8m of ribbon, Dressmaking pins
Position and pin a desired shape of ribbon bulk on the lace piece.
Replace with safety pins
Draw out ribbon and measure by touching on all safety pin points, leaving 5 inches at both ends
Lace it up like you would do with shoes
Lace body – Topshop, Floral Ribbon – Liberty’s, Safety Pins – Ebay
You won’t need a dressmaking dummy to do this – lay it out flat on your bed and do the pinning. Of course you could pin while wearing it if you like that kind of thing (no judgement) but it might hurt. I’m just saying.
I wouldn’t wash the safety pins – remove them, hand wash the body accordingly, then re-apply!