In the interest of making quicker progress, I banged together my buckles and straps on the base part of the waist belt.
If I can share a few observations… I think I underestimated my waist measurement by a bit, because I feel like the ‘gap’ in the front that the buckle and strap extend over is bigger on my belt than the one from the film.
That said, that picture above is on a mannequin, so maybe I’m closer to right than I’m giving myself credit for. It’s hard to say! The concern I have about that gap is that it affects how wide the ‘front’ belt needs to be. I think I need to redraw and redesign it to be a bit wider and hang a bit lower in the front. We’ll see once I have a chance to print things out tomorrow after work.