Lacing the Corset
Before starting to thread, ensure the laces contain NO knots. Following the diagrams carefully. Please note the following points:
1. Count number of eyelets and find middle ones which are the waist point.
2. When threading, laces go 'inside to out' never 'outside to in' (except top centre eyelets.)
3. At waist, pull laces totally through and check they are equal.
4. Lace bottom section loosely and tie knots at base before tightening laces
YES, you can put on a corset when you are alone.
It is desirable to have another help you put on your corset. Desirable is not always possible. The following instructions should help you out. You will feel like you just had a 2 hour workout.
Loosen the laces enough so that you can loosely fit the garment around you and fasten the front busk. Make sure that all of the hooks are fastened.
Take the center loops, one in each hand and pull evenly making sure to keep the corset centered.
Reach behind your back to the laces and starting with the top, pull and twist a tad. Move down each lace until you reach the center loop and pull.
You then move to the bottom of the laces and work your way up to the center loop and pull.
When you have finished tie off with a large looped bow.