All zipped up - help!

@mummymo (23707)
March 25, 2007 1:32pm CST
I need help! My favourite skirt has no buttons just a zip at the back. It is not too tigh it is actually slightly loose but i have a major problem just now - the zip keeps coming down! I love this skirt and would love to be able to keep wearing it. I know that rubbing soap on a zip is supposed to stop it sticking but are there any ways to stop a zip from undoing itself?
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@weemam (13377)
25 Mar 07
put small safety pin across the zip just under the pull tab that will stop it coming down , I did that for years with a favorite skirt xx
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
25 Mar 07
I came into this discussion blind my friend, whenever you get a friend notification of a discussion you don't see the previous discussions, so two great minds think alike eh. Glad to hear others use this idea so it does work x
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@mummymo (23707)
26 Mar 07
Thank you both - am going to try fitting it --- I'll have to find a safety pin first there is a bermuda triangle in my house that eats them! lol
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Mar 07
only thing I can think of is have zipper replaced
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@mummymo (23707)
26 Mar 07
Thanks lakota!
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
25 Mar 07
Yes well me and my husband were just talking about this when I read your discussion and what he is suggesting that you do is when you pull the zip up make sure that you pull the little clip down at the top and this will stop it from unzipping so give this a try and see if it works.
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@mummymo (23707)
26 Mar 07
I will surely try this tomorrow Kathy - would try it tonight but just too sore and too tired! Say thank you to your hubby from me and I hope he is feeling better! x
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
25 Mar 07
No not that I know of but you can sew in a hook and eye or button with a loop so at least you won't be found naked walking across the floor with hands full!Good luck Honey
@mummymo (23707)
26 Mar 07
lol - I would pity anyone unfortunate enough to find me in that condition! The button loop is a good idea too! xxx
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@magikrose (5424)
• United States
25 Mar 07
Use a safety pin a tthe top as a temporary fix untill you can put a buttion on it your self or have a tailor put one on for you to help keep it closed.
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@mummymo (23707)
25 Mar 07
Thanks for the advice - no room for a button though!
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
26 Mar 07
Nope Girl your only option is to get a new Zip on it. Well I have never heard of anything to stop it going down lol. I suggest a new Zip. Love and Hugs to you xxx
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@mummymo (23707)
26 Mar 07
lol thanks honey!
• United States
26 Mar 07
I use safeypin . right under the top part. hope this helps.
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@mummymo (23707)
26 Mar 07
Thanks jj x
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
25 Mar 07
This is only a suggestion, I only tried it once when my zip on my best trousers broke, a girl leant me a safety pin. Could you not use the safety pin to hold the zip in place? Usually there is a hole in the zip itself thread the safety pin through that and into the fabric and then clip it to hold it in place. Hope it works x
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@mummymo (23707)
26 Mar 07
Thanks honey - I lnow what you meant by going in blind earlier! I will probably try this short term ... when I can find the safety pins! xxx
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
25 Mar 07
Yes, like what magikrose said, use a safety pin.
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@mummymo (23707)
26 Mar 07
will use this as a temporary measure!
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
25 Mar 07
Your best bet is to replace the zipper all together. Break your sewing machine and find the zipper foot. Then rip out the old zipper and put in the new zipper.
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@mummymo (23707)
26 Mar 07
thanks for the advice but I don't have a sewing machine :-(
@joyce959 (1562)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
What you can do is to pinch a little the side and bottom of the slider with a pliers so that it will not zipped down easily and lock by flipping the holder of the slider close to the zipper. If this doesn't work, best is to replace the zipper with a new one if you really like using that skirt.
@mummymo (23707)
25 Mar 07
I will give the pliers a try I think! I am no good at sewing and think I would muck up replacing a zip!
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I always use safety pins that helps.
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@mummymo (23707)
25 Mar 07
Thanks for your advice
@Eskimo (2317)
25 Mar 07
You have two choices - just Grin, be happy and start a new fashion trend, or stick a saftey pin in it just below the zip fastner. Or you could replace the zip with a new one. Most zips these days have a wee tiny catch to stop them unzipping, but if this is damaged or even sitting in slightly the wrong place then it could become loose and loose zips always follow the laws of gravity, ie unzip.
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@mummymo (23707)
25 Mar 07
Don't mind the idea of starting a new fashion trend - but skirt round the ankles doesn't grab me as a good look! lol Under the fastener is a good idea too!
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
25 Mar 07
When you get it zipped, take a safety pin put through the zipper and pin it to your skirt too Morning/evening
@mummymo (23707)
25 Mar 07
Morning (12:40 am) like the idea of putting the safety pin through the skirt too!
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I have some pants I have to do that to so my tushy doesn't show Morning there evening here it's only 5
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@mummymo (23707)
26 Mar 07
That is 8 hours apart now - they really are trying to seperate us aren't they!
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@hookfan (447)
25 Mar 07
Use a safety pin. Pin it from the inside and that will hold it. Works great in emergencies too :D xx
@mummymo (23707)
26 Mar 07
Thanks for the advice hookfan you are always there for me!
• United States
25 Mar 07
if you have some flat nosed/flat edged pliers,you can carefully pinch in the sides of the bottom of the slider piece so it grips a bit more-not too much,or it will break. that'll usually do the trick until it wears out.
@mummymo (23707)
25 Mar 07
Fantastic idea Scarlet_woman - I will hunt round the other halfs toolbox later and try it!