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12 June 2012 @ 03:24 pm
 
My next corseting adventure is to make a bathing corset. This one in fact. 
                                           
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 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:
http://alltheprettydresses.tumblr.com/post/5221551234/i-know-several-women-that-would-have-loved

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.
http://www.agelesspatterns.com/images/1560.GIF
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!
http://museums.leics.gov.uk/collections-on-line/GetObjectAction.do?objectKey=273996

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.