Kathy posted this comment on Joe's Shower Curtain Blow-In post:
I have a clawfoot tub with a surround shower curtain - talk about suffocating. My poor guests hate coming here and I generally have to > let them use the master shower. Does anyone have any suggestions for the old fashioned style - I'm at my wits end.
My crackpot response:
I am the bookofjoe staff member that has been assigned to help with your shower curtain dilemma.
Before I go too far, I wanted to ask...Does your tub have a shower too? I ask because I grew up in a house with a wonderful clawfoot tub and it had a shower attachment on it, but it was just attached to the bathtub part. We never had a shower curtain up. (I just wanted to make sure I understood the kind of tub you were talking about.)
If you need a shower curtain - no shower curtain at all is not a possibility - then this clawfoot supply site says they carry different sizes - and can even custom lengthen the crescent rods up to 12 additional inches, if needed. The rods can be found here. This vintage tub site also had some options available.
I hope this helps. Thank you so much for your interest in bookofjoe and best wishes in your search for a shower curtain. (But don't think it's the tub itself - we used to fight over who got the clawfoot tub, NOT the master bath.) ;) If we can be of further assistance, please let us know. Until then, we look forward to exploring our many new finds with you on bookofjoe.com.
Wow - thanks so much for your response.
The tub does have the whole shower thing going on. The shower curtain rod is oval in shape and attached to the showerhead and the wall in 3 places. The only 'surround' shower curtain I could find after A LOT of internet surfing was through Bed, Bath, & Beyond's website. But the shower curtain blows in on all sides and you're kind of plastered with curtain, which makes it difficult to shower AND difficult to enjoy the experience!
Our most regular guests are the mothers who are in their 70's and a friend who is quite overweight. They don't do baths.
The only solution I can come up with is to sew in weights - but I can see a mold and mildew thing from that very quickly and my sewing wouldn't be watertight.
Any suggestions would be very welcome.
After more research:
Hi, Kathy. I did some more research and found that some have used magnets on the corners of the shower curtain to hold it to the bath. And, unlike weights, you can probably test it by rigging it a little to see if it actually works before actually gluing or sewing the magnets on. But if you don't think this will work for you, just let me know and I will keep searching.
Finally, we ended the blow-in:
After searching two websites I think I am in luck. They both seem to offer curtains with magnets - how sad for them that they didn't come up during all my google searches. But at least they are out there!! Thank you again for your help.