Thursday, July 21, 2011

1940s Belt - Missing Something?

I have this nice black evening dress from the 1940s. It has a matching belt but I can't for the life of me figure out how to fasten it. One end just has two hooks on it. I think something is missing - a buckle that was attached to the two hooks. Any idea what is missing here and where I could find a replacement?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I've seen those! The other part is (at least sometimes) hidden from the front of the belt, and on the inside is just some sort of big metal crook that goes over both hooks. It closes just like you are holding it in the last picture, having the right end sticking out a bit. However I am not quite sure how it is fastened to the belt fabric... If it was my belt I would probably just sew a small strip of double heavy fabric across inside of the belt to fasten the hooks in and hope it would look ok from the outside... (hope this was somewhat helpful!) Good luck! :)