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your corset opens at the front or not.
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|−|'''If it doesn't open at the front''', then you basically start at the top and work down (you can go the other way, but it's not as easy). You'll be taking the strings out each time you use the corset, to get it on and off. It's a bit like lacing a boot . You' ll have two separate laces. Tie a knot at the end of each. If you start at the top, thread one lace through the top hole on each side. Thread one lace down, picking up every other hole, until you run out of lace. Go through each hole from the inside to the outside. Get the wearer to hold that end for you. Then thread the other lace down, through the holes you left the first time. Pull both strings together to tighten the corset and give yourself more lace. Continue lacing until you reach the end of the corset. Then pull both strings together. You'll need to work the excess lace down to the bottom, by pulling the points where the laces cross with your fingers. Make sure the top and bottom are properly tight - it's easy to overdo the middle but not pull the top and bottom enough. Tie the loose ends into a double bow at the bottom. |+|
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|−|'''If the corset does open at the front''', then you'll have knots at the top and the bottom and then long looped strings in the middle that you pull to tighten the corset. You'll also have a lot more lace. |+|
's often wise to stop pulling before it's fully tight, let the wearer get used to it for half an hour or so, and then finish tightening.
|−|Either way, it's often wise to stop pulling before it's fully tight, let the wearer get used to it for half an hour or so, and then finish tightening. |+|
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Revision as of 16:59, 20 March 2005
A Corset that IS a corset will always have the laces tied at the waist. If yours has laces pulled tight at the top or bottom, it is a basque, or other designed top. The function of a corset is to draw tight the waist, and this cannot be acheived by sraight lacing up or down. It makes no difference if your corset opens at the front or not.
If your corset is unlaced for whatever reason, and you are unsure of how to relace, then follow these instructions.....
Its a bit like lacing a boot, so don't be daunted! You can start at either top or bottom.
A good standard lace length is 4 metres, but if you have 2 laces, then start by tying these together to make one long piece.
Thread your lace through the first eyelets on both sides and pull the lace through so you have an even length on both sides.
Then take the lace on the left and thread it on the next eyelet on the right. Do the same with the other lace.
Repeat this process untill you have reached the "waist" of the corset.
This time, take your lace on the left and thread it into the eyelet above on the same side, so you create a LOOP. (Your lace has come UP through the last eyelet, and must now go DOWN into the next)
Then, carry on lacing as you did before until you come to the top, where you can simply tie a good strong knot to secure it.
Adjust your laces, by pulling all the excess length through the LOOPS that are at the waist.
Now you can put on your corset, and acheive the official HOURGLASS figure we all crave by pulling your laces tight at the waist!!
It's often wise to stop pulling before it's fully tight, let the wearer get used to it for half an hour or so, and then finish tightening.