If you have ever worn a corset and lacing of corset you know that tying it properly is crucial for achieving the desired look and fit. However, the process can seem daunting if you have never done it before. In this guide, we will walk you through how to tie a corset in a few easy steps.
The Best Tie a Corset Materials
The best materials for tying a corset include strong fabrics like coutil, sturdy boning like steel, durable lacing like ribbon, sturdy grommets, and a matching thread for a seamless finish.
- Fabric (e.g. coutil, canvas, twill)
- Boning (e.g. steel or plastic)
- Lacing (e.g. ribbon, cord)
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Bias binding
- Interlining or lining fabric
- Corset pattern
- Tape measure
- Pencil or chalk for marking fabric
- Pins or clips
- Hammer or mallet (for installing grommets)
- Grommet setter
- Bone casing
- Fabric glue (optional)
Depending on your corset design and construction method, you may not need all of these materials. However, this list provides a good starting point for anyone looking to make a corset.
1. Loosen the Laces
Before putting on the corset, loosen the laces so that the back panels are touching. This will allow you to easily wrap the corset around your torso.
2. Put on the Corset
Wrap the corset around your torso, lining up the busk (the metal closure at the front of the corset) with your navel. Fasten the busk by pushing the two sides together and then pulling the loops over the knobs at the bottom.
3. Tighten the Laces
Starting from the top of the corset, pull the laces tight enough to create a snug fit, but not so tight that you are uncomfortable or unable to breathe properly. Take care to ensure that the lacing is even on both sides.
4. Tie the Knot
When you reach the bottom of the corset, tie the laces into a knot. You can either tie the knot at the back or the front, depending on your preference.
5. Adjust the Fit
Once the corset is tied, adjust the fit as needed by pulling on the laces to create more or less tension in certain areas. Make sure that you are comfortable and able to move freely in the corset.
Tying a corset may seem intimidating at first, but with practice, it can become second nature. Remember to take your time and not to tighten the corset too much too quickly. By following these simple steps, you can achieve a comfortable and flattering fit that will leave you feeling confident and stylish.