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12 June 2012 @ 03:24 pm
My next corseting adventure is to make a bathing corset. This one in fact. 
 was hoping for a few opinions. How do you think the front is secured? Thanks in advance!
isabelladangeloisabelladangelo on June 12th, 2012 11:48 pm (UTC)
Hi! I bet it's something similar to this maternity corset that is a couple of decades earlier:

pickled gingerpickledginger on June 13th, 2012 12:02 am (UTC)
Wow. Add a belly-support band and I bet you could sell a lot of those!
Amy Leellyrafantasyfae on June 13th, 2012 05:27 am (UTC)
This looks to be the exact same concept! I didn't show the back of this one but it wraps also. The top straps look exactly like the one I want to recreate. I am curious if the bottom straps are how it looks fastened and the top unfastened or undone like mine. If so I think I get it. If not I am still lost.
pickled gingerpickledginger on June 13th, 2012 12:04 am (UTC)
I used to have a belt with two hole-punched ends. The buckle was basically a ring with a center crossbar and a vertical stud on the crossbar.
Annarabid_bookwyrm on June 14th, 2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
Hey, out of curiosity, are you screening your comments or is LJ doing it for you?
Marionmmcnealy on June 13th, 2012 01:23 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing that there is a piece missing, like a stud, that would go through the eyelets on the straps and fasten.
Serindëserindecorsets on June 13th, 2012 04:26 pm (UTC)
Indeed, looks like there's something missing, either a strap, stud, buckle,... I'd use a buckle, but it depends on the kind of look and design you want for your corset.
peeriegalpeeriegal on June 13th, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
Ageless Patterns carry patterns for a few corsets with this cross-over closing style. They suggest a hook on the front for closing.

This is a reasonably clear pic.
corsetrasewingcorsetrasewing on June 14th, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
they also had hooks that were set in like eyelets. (ie riveted in place) but I do not know where you would be able to find them now!
corsetrasewingcorsetrasewing on June 21st, 2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
I know this post is now 2 weeks old, but I remembered where I had seen the hook eyelet. It is in Jill Salens corset book on the baby stays.
This one!

If you look at the back opened up pic the "eyelet" you see is actually a hook, which you can see in Jill's book.