Hey, so I’m doing a male belly plate for Dominic and had a question about holes. It has pre-drilled holes in the shoulders and each side of the belly, but it also has a butt hole. Does anyone know if this is a hole for attachment? If so what other strings it should be tied to? Or is it aesthetic? I’ve only done a couple full Belly plates but none of them had a 5th hole, only 4…
Also if anyone has any suggestions I will gladly accept them. I’m unsure about blushing and shading the boy parts.
I’ve seen that before, I just trimmed if off because I had no idea why it was even there.
I used to thread skinny ribbons through the holes on the sides of the plates but stopped doing it several years ago since I’m guessing most people just use the belly plate for display. I can’t be sure, of course. I rarely paint a belly plate any more unless it’s part of the kit like a torso attached on 3 mo Joseph or June.
I’ve added ribbon ties to a few of my belly plates but don’t do it any more. That hole in that private area is most likely for if you want to add a string to place between the dolls legs to tie together with strings from the sides of the plate to anchor it in place well. But probably doesn’t need to be used if you do add strings. I’ve never a hole in that part of a belly plate before, so it’s probably not needed unless you want to use it.
Some are sewn right onto the body. My first reborn I bought, her body plate was sewn to her. I took it off pretty quick, as the proportions weren’t even right and she was stuffed way too much. She looked like a linebacker.