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    Quick Fixes For Wardrobe Malfunctions

    For some reason, I am not very good at searching through all the threads to see if a topic has been covered before. After two tries, I got lazy and just decided to start my own.

    My question is: What quick or ingenious fixes have you come up with when confronted with a wardrobe malfunction?

    I ask this because I want to know if anyone else out there has had to:
    *put hairspray on the zipper of their jeans to keep it from sliding down
    *use duct tape on a loose hem on dress pants about 2 minutes from making
    a big presentation at work.
    *stapled a strap back on a cloth pocketbook when it finally gave
    way?

    What have YOU done to quick-fix parts of your wardrobe?
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    I keep a tube of super glue, a mini sewing kit, a mini-sticky roller for cat hairs, and safety pins in my desk. I also have a tub of wipes for spills and stains. I keep a light-weight shawl folded over the back of my chair so if I ever ripped pants or something major, I could cover up.
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    You're much more well-prepared than I am, Gut. All I have is a mini-sewing kit in my desk. If I need anything more than that, I go ask other people!

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    Re: Quick Fixes For Wardrobe Malfunctions

    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter;3215614;
    I keep a tube of super glue, a mini sewing kit, a mini-sticky roller for cat hairs, and safety pins in my desk. I also have a tub of wipes for spills and stains. I keep a light-weight shawl folded over the back of my chair so if I ever ripped pants or something major, I could cover up.
    Wow! I am impressed!

    But I gotta know....what do you use the super glue for? Most of my quick fixes are things that can be undone again when I have more time to properly repair something. Unless you're glueing the soles or heels back on shoes, super glue is pretty permanent. (I think I just answered my own question!)

    By the way, something else that is good for cat hair, fluff or anything else that sticks to clothes when they come out of the dryer (black pants anyone?) is a roll of regular package tape. Just cut a pretty good length off and go up and down your legs sticking it on and pulling it off!
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    Re: Quick Fixes For Wardrobe Malfunctions

    Quote Originally Posted by ElizabethG;3215606;
    . . . I want to know if anyone else out there has had to:
    *put hairspray on the zipper of their jeans to keep it from sliding down
    *use duct tape on a loose hem on dress pants about 2 minutes from making
    a big presentation at work.
    *stapled a strap back on a cloth pocketbook when it finally gave
    way?
    In order:
    • OMG!!! That works???!!!
    • Yup -- but change "making a big presentation at work" to "teaching a class of middle schoolers."
    • Yup -- that bought some time until I was able to get to the nearest Mervyn's or Kohl's or Target (but NOT Wal-Mart! For ethical reasons, I don't do Wal-Mart! No matter how bad the economy gets, nor how attractive the cheap prices seem. See DVD: Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price)

    My own stuff:
    • I always keep safety pins, band-aids, ponytail elastic bands, those gymnast-esque hair clips, and a sunscreen stick in my purse (for myself and/or my school-without-walls students, 'cause you never know -- and I've used them all!)
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    I have stapled a hem before.

    A spray bottle of water for static cling.
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    Re: Quick Fixes For Wardrobe Malfunctions

    double sided tape is a wonderful tool. hems, gapping shirts, slipping bra straps.

    my second favorite tool after duct tape.

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    Re: Quick Fixes For Wardrobe Malfunctions

    Had a favorite pair of sandals with a "strap" over the big toe - by the time I finally let them go they had been staple-gunned at least a dozen times. Also safety-pinned just below the pull tab of a zipper on a shirt to keep it from unzipping itself. That's about it ... OH - and rubbing soap on a stuck zipper to release it.
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    Clear nail polish for stocking runs (which I dont' wear anymore) and also to paint the underside of my watch as I have a metal allergy and my watch makes me breakout, so the clear nail polish buys me time to wear my watch.


    Schmoo, you know that Duct tape is like The Force in Star Wars: It has a light side and a dark side and it holds the universe together.
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    Re: Quick Fixes For Wardrobe Malfunctions

    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;3215758;


    Schmoo, you know that Duct tape is like The Force in Star Wars: It has a light side and a dark side and it holds the universe together.

    Isn't it Red Green that said all you need to get by in the world is WD-40 and duct tape? If it moves and shouldn't, duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, WD-40.
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