This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 25 May, 2010.
here can you get the correct hooks and eyes for bodices?" has been the perennial question asked by dressmakers in order to complete their garments. Without a reliable source, the only option has been the modern nickle plated center spring hook and eye, such as found on brazierres.
The universal presence of brass hook and eyes on originals directly contrasts this shortcoming in reproductions. It is a great injustice to put such a tremendous amount of time in hand sewing a bodice, only to have the most visible portion with a grossly incorrect closure.
This reproduction is custom produced based entirely on a set of hook and eyes from a bodice in our collection. It is produced from the same round brass wire as the original, and struck along the face of the hook to create a flat surface which is facing the wearer.
These hooks and eyes are the precise finishing touch for those seeking the most accurate reproduction.