|The offending bone|
I'm not sure why the sew-along suggested only flossing at the bottom of each bone. Corsets are normally flossed at both the top and bottom, as shown in this example, photographed on the Foundations Revealed visit to the Symington Collection last year.
|1900 corset for sports wear, with machine flossing top and bottom, (c) Leicestershire County Council Museums Service; Symington Collection|
I felt that flossing the tops of the bones in the same mixture of dark pink threads that I had used at the bottom would look too heavy so close to the trim, so instead I worked with the palest of the pinks, combined with several strands of white floss.
|The completed top flossing|
I also reversed the direction of the stitches, as I felt that this gave a more balanced effect.
|Different directions, top and bottom|
Finally, writing a second post about this project allows me to include a couple more photographs of the (now completely) finished item.
|Inside view, showing the boning channels and waist stay|