For this demo we have used the Snobz Sweetheart Corset in cerise satin. Your corset only needs a single lace. As this corset has a black binding, it will come with a black lace; we have used a white lace for graphical purposes as it shows up well against the black lining. Do not cut your lace into two pieces! Lace your corset very loosely, leaving approximately 8 inches between both sides of the corset. This will make it easier to put the corset on when it's laced.
Find the middle of the lace. Position this in the middle of the top two holes of the corset.
Begin lacing downwards,
alternating sides and holes until you reach the middle of the holes.
This will often be seven holes down.
At the mid point of the corset create a large loop by lacing out and then back into the same side. You will likely end up with a couple of feet of lace on each side.
Continue lacing until you reach the bottom of the corset.
There are two options to finish lacing the corset at the bottom. Most guides will recommend tying the laces together.
The other method is to tie knots in each end that are large enough to prevent the lacing slipping back through the holes.
Both methods are equally good. A small advantage to the latter is that it is harder for the two knots to unintentionally be released.
Congratulations! Your corset is laced and ready to wear.
This method will create an "x" on the outside of the corset.
Start as before but make sure that the rigtht hand lace remains outside the corset until you thread it through the eyelet on the oposite side. Do the same for the left lace.
Nect, form an "x" on the inside of the corset until you pass the lace throught the eyelets to the outside.
Create 2 large loops half way down the corset as for method one and then continue creating "x" shapes until the bottom of the corset.
Variation of Method 2
Once you have created the "x" shape on the outside of the corset, pass the lace down to next hole instead of across the corset.
This will remove the "x" shape from inside the corset and give a cleaner look.
However, this mothod can create some extra wear on the eylets inside the corset.