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How do I lace my corset?

There are several different ways to lace your corset. Below we have provided instructions on our preferred method of lacing a corset. This method uses just one very long lace and reduces wear on the fabric of your corset, transferring the tension of the corset to the lacing ladder and eyelets. It also easier to tighten the corset evenly using this method and gives a better finished look when fully tightenend.

Note: The following steps are illustrated as if you were looking at the outside of the corset.

How to lace your corset - step 1

Step #1

Thread the lace through the top 2 eyelets so that the horizontal lace is on the inside of the corset, as indicated. Make sure the two ends of the lace are even in length.

How to lace your corset - step 2

Step #2

Take the lace on the right side and thread it through the next available eyelet on the left, making sure that the lace remains outside the corset until you thread it through the eyelet. Do the same for the left lace.

The laces should now form an "X" on the outside of the corset and have passed through to the inside of the corset.

How to lace your corset - step 3

Step #3

Again, take the lace on the right side and thread it through the next available eyelet on the left, making sure that the lace remains inside the corset until you thread it through the eyelet. Do the same for the left lace.

The laces should now form an "X" on the inside of the corset and have passed through to the outside of the corset.

How to lace your corset - step 4

Step #4

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you reach the waistline of the corset, where we will create the puller loop which is used to tighten the corset once we have finished lacing.

The lace must be on the outside of the corset to create the puller loop.

How to lace your corset - step 5

Step #5

Take the lace on the right side and thread it through the next available eyelet immediately below on the same side, making sure that the lace remains outside the corset until you thread it through the eyelet, thus forming a loop. Do the same for the left lace.

The laces should now have passed through to the inside of the corset.

How to lace your corset - step 6

Step #6

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you reach the bottom of the corset.

Adjust the slack in the laces, evenly throughout the length of the corset, so that you have about four inches of slack between the two sides of the corset.

How to lace your corset - step 7

Step #7

Tie off the laces at the bottom of the corset, without tightening the corset further. You can use a standard shoelace knot.

How to lace your corset - step 8

Step #8

Pull on the puller loops we created in step 5 until the corset is sufficiently tight. Once tightened, fasten the puller loops with a standard shoelace knot.

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How to lace your corset - step 1
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How to lace your corset - step 4
How to lace your corset - step 5
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How to lace your corset - step 8

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