Corset Q & A Series,  Corsets

Corset Q & A Episode 18: What is the easiest way to fasten the busk of my corset?

In our Corset Q & A series we’ll be giving you quick answers to some of the most common questions we get regarding steel boned corsets, waist training and corseting here at Orchard Corset.

What is the best way to fasten the busk of my corset?

It’s the first challenge many of you may face upon opening your package from Orchard Corset, getting the busk fastened. Some corsets are more challenging than others. The CS 411 has a very wide busk, which doesn’t flex much at all, making it easier to fasten. The CS 426 and some of our other contoured, longline styles are a little more difficult due in part to a more narrow busk. The overbust styles tend to be the most challenging. Take heart though, once your corset is fully seasoned the busk will fit together like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (*note to self, writing blogs at lunchtime=bad idea).

In the early days of seasoning your corset, though, there are a couple of key things that you can do to make fastening the busk much easier:

  1. Loosen the laces of your corset, I mean REALLY loosen the laces! Loosen them to the point that there is no torque at ALL on any of the hooks and pins when you are fastening them. This makes a BIG difference!
  2. Use a mirror while you’re fastening the busk. This has made all the difference in the world for me when putting on my overbust corset.

We hope that helps you with getting your corset busk fastened! If you have a question that you’d like to see us answer on our Corset Q & A series, please let us know in the comments!

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