How to Lace Up Your Corset - A Helpful Infographic by Strait-Laced Dame Perfect as an 8.5” x 11” print out, this diagram is intended for the corset lover looking to learn how to lace themselves up independently. Practice makes perfect, and a visual aid makes practice much easier. Please don’t hesitate to share this with anyone you think might be interested, but don’t forget to keep the credit intact!
~Day dress, Worth, ca. 1889~ Dark green wool and red-ground silk brocade. Bodice panelled with satin and edged with black moiré ribbon. Collar & cuffs faced with gold beaded tulle. Skirt has slightly draped front & flared back, with pleats. Mounted over green silk petticoat, boned & taped to bustle in back. Dress fastens at shoulder over boned green silk bodice lining.
Cartier stomacher~A stomacher is a decorated triangular panel that fills in the front opening of a woman's gown or bodice. The stomacher may be boned, as part of a corset, or may cover the triangular front of a corset. If simply decorative, the stomacher lies over the triangular front panel of the stays, being either stitched or pinned into place, or held in place by the lacings of the gown's bodice. A stomacher may also be a piece or set of jewellery to ornament a stomacher or bodice.