Emergency clothing repairs - how far would you go?
December 14, 2015 10:22am CST
I am inspired by reading a post by @MALUSE in which she says she's great at hemming and repairing clothes. I am not at all good at such things and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I am however, quite good at emergency repairs when I need them. I am generally inspired by a schoolmate's father who, when his hems came down at an important work conference, fixed them back in place with 'gaffer tape' (I think our US colleagues know that as 'duck tape' or 'duct tape'). I travel a lot for work and not surprisingly don't have mending equipment or rolls of 'Wonderweb' with me when hem emergencies strike. I have been known - on more than one occasion - to fix my skirt and trouser hems with staples. This works better with trousers than skirts as the rough ends can lead to ladders. Hence, bizarre as it might sound, it's better to staple your hems from the inside, not the outside of the garment. When I got married, I didn't have time to get my dress 'professionally altered' and the bodice was too loose for me. I spent most of the day with sticky pads of Velcro keeping the dress in place - one half of the pads on the inside of the dress, and the other half on my poor fleshy bits. Do you have any smart 'fix on the run' tips like these?
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