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How do you lace a corset?

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To lace a corset, start at the top, and lace in a criss-cross fashion to the waistline. Create puller loops at the waistline, and finish criss-cross lacing to the bottom of the corset. Tie the laces at the bottom, but use the puller loops to tighten the corset.

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  1. Start the lacing

    Insert the lace through one of the top eyelets from front to back. Draw that same end through the other top eyelet from back to front. The laces should hang down the outside in even lengths.

  2. Cross the lacing

    Draw the left hand lace across the gap, and insert it into the eyelet just below the first on the right side. Insert from front to back. Draw the right hand lace across, and repeat the procedure on the left side.

  3. Cross the lacing again

    The laces are now on the inside of the corset. Draw the left lace across, and insert it through the next available eyelet on the right side. Insert from back to front. Repeat this procedure with the right lace.

  4. Lace to the waistline

    Continue crossing the laces and alternating the insertion until you reach the waistline of the corset. Make sure the laces are on the outside of the corset.

  5. Create the puller loops

    Insert the left hand lace in the eyelet directly below it, leaving a loop. Repeat this process on the other side. Leave enough lace in the loop that it can be gripped and pulled to make the corset tighter.

  6. Finish the criss-cross lacing

    The laces are now on the inside of the corset. Cross the left lace to the right side of the corset, and insert from back to front. Repeat with the other side. Continue alternating the lacing until you reach the bottom of the corset

  7. Tie the lacing

    Loosely tie the laces at the bottom of the corset with a shoelace knot. To tighten the corset, pull on the puller loops, and tie them to secure.

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