Summer corset with embroidery, late 19th C. Okay, maybe I'll make something like this. This example makes me wonder if the loose weave cotton I have would be strong enough for a corset. It would be neat to try if it did.
Ai Tominaga with books torn asunder in "So Stylish" for Vogue Italia, September 2010. Photographer: Miles Aldridge. “Abito di pizzo macramé su corsetto di elastico con inserti di pizzo, ciondolo di decolletees di satin.”