Secure the cover along the back edge.
Like with the busk area, when you are securing the cover to the grommet area, take care that the cover material is tight against the edge of the corset while you stitch. I usually make adjustments by hand while sewing. You may find it easier to pin along the nearest seam. Stitch as close to the bone as you can without hitting it, so this seam will not interfere with the grommet area.
Stitch down the other side of the grommet area while continuing to make sure your cover material is smooth and even.
This is one half of the corset, with the cover secured on all edges.
Take the cover for the other half of the corset and fold the front edge on a smooth and even line, making sure the seams for the busk panel line up. Use pins or an iron if you need to.
Snug the peg side up to the hook side and mark the locations of the pegs on the cover fabric.
Attach the cover material to the busk.
Use an awl to work the pegs through the cover material. Then pin the cover snugly to the core at the top and bottom edges. Any bagginess or uneven pulling you see now will still remain in the finished corset.
Align the cover and lining to the core at all seams and secure all layers along the top edge of the corset.
Pin and attach all layers along the bottom edge, and secure the grommet area just like you did on the other half of the corset.
This is the lining side after securing all edges.
Bind the edges and add any finishing details.
How to Edge a Corset (opens in a new window)
How to Add a Double-Busk (opens in a new window)
How to Grommet By Hand (opens in a new window)
This is the corset after grommeting.
Cream Silk Underbust with Lace Edging