Corsetry Technique - Lacing Up
Always loosen the laces
...so you can easily wrap the corset around your body and close the busk. The easiest way to do this is to hold half of the corset in each hand and move your hands forward & back in opposite directions while pulling on the corset. This will redistribute the corset laces evenly.
Fasten The Busk
...starting at the second hook from the bottom, work up and close the bottom last.
Tighten The Laces Gradually
Start tightening the corset lace by pulling the excess at the bottom up toward the waist, the bow at the bottom should remain tied.
Tighten The Top Down To The Waist
All the excess should be brought to the waist and the final tightening should be done there, with a large bow in the back.