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Loose belt over a slippery top
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Date: 6/20/14 5:19 PM

This is one of those things that has bugged me probably for decades! I remember hip hugging jeans with long sweaters and a belt slung around the hips back in the 60's. I was the right age, the right shape and completely unable to wear it because the darn belt slid around or went up to my waist and looked stupid.

Now I have a cute outfit of white jeans, a slippery poly satin top and a slim chain and (fake) leather belt. I really want to wear the belt over the top with the top untucked but I fear the same issues and more due to the slippery fabric.

Do you pin it, sew it, spend all evening adjusting it?

ETA - I got all of those things and a 5 pack of lashes for $37.95! Gotta love a good bargain day.
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Date: 6/20/14 5:31 PM

Fashion tape? That's the only thing I can think of that would work. It's a clear double-sided tape that I got off of Amazon to help my slim-fit button-down shirts not have that lovely gaping problem that I have in all my RTW button-down tops. I haven't had any issues with residue on any of my tops and I've been using it for years. Not sure how it would work on a poly top but it might be worth a shot.

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Date: 6/20/14 6:25 PM

I would try a thread-chain beltloop sewn in to the blouse's side seams at hip level. Then it can droop in front a bit, but will be fairly stable.

The threads (if the color matches either the belt or the top) should be barely noticeable .

I think there was a tutorial for making these online somewhere a couple years ago. Coletterie maybe? Or one of the big bloggers like Gerdie?

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Date: 6/20/14 7:14 PM

You tie the belt very loosely so it hangs over your hips.

That's my best guest at least.

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Date: 6/21/14 1:08 AM

How thick is the leather portion of the belt? And where does the leather portion sit?

A strip of puff paint or silicone on the back edge of the leather should help hold it in place on the slippery poly satin.

I have several pairs of hiking pants and capris I made from Suziplex (very slippery). I found that my lightweight wicking tops from UnderArmour and my wicking jackets from Mondetta would ride up when I was hiking and I was constantly adjusting them. I ran a bead of silicone along the hems (about the middle of the inside of the hem) and now they stay in place when I wear them with the Suziplex pants.

I did it as an experiment on one shirt and it worked so I did it on all of them.

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Date: 6/21/14 1:25 AM

I think if the low slung, leather or leather like hip hugger kind of belt is actually cut on a curve (when you just even hold it up in the air) or what they call a more contour cut belt, it would tend to stay at your hips even over something slippery and with no belt loops it, over a more straight in a line cut belt.

But over something slippery and no belt loops, when you sit down, it might pull or ride up, but then when you stand up again, it's going to fall down as far as it can.

I've got some chain link ones and a few braided leather ones that just link or fasten low on your side and most times have some chain hanging down or maybe long leather fringe, and on those the lower you wear them on your hips and heavier they are on the drape part of them or at least the buckle on them, the more they seem to stay in place, and not shift around. If it's not real metal chains though, and just light weight fake more plastic metal color chain links, then you don't have the weight of it working in your favor there.

You might be able to put something on the back of it even, like the soft side of velcro, or some plastic/rubbery sticky press on dots or that puff fabric paint, some rubbery clear elastic or something like that, if it tends to ride up.

If you got all those eye lashes with it at the same time, and they had adhesive that was kind of rubbery, and that you peel off (not sure as I've never worn those actually) but you might even be able to run a few lines of that on the back of the belt (and let it dry first) to make it more "grippy" too even.


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Date: 6/21/14 3:57 AM

I want things to stay in place too. I would sew a cami with the waistline 1 inch shorter than thewaistline of the top and I would sew them together at this waistline. Perhaps with an elastic added. Then the top must know its proper place. You can then add threadlooks for the belt and the belt will also know its proper place

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Date: 6/21/14 10:08 AM

SheBear - I really have to order some Suziplex. I know how much you like it! I have definitely had the riding up problem with the McCalls 6571 pants I have made for dance practice. I will try the puff paint idea and see if that helps.

Haven't had a chance to try the other suggestions, but probably later today. Thanks everyone!

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Date: 7/14/14 8:54 PM

Okay - turns out the belt works just fine over the top. Here they are with a pair of pants from McCalls 6571 (heavily modified).

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