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Posted on: 9/26/07 2:07 AM
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For many years (pre-sewing) I have hated with a passion hanger loops in RTW. IMO, there is nothing worst that seeing a well-dressed woman (or badly-dressed) with the loops hanging on the outside. It's akin to having your g-string on display. So I have always cut the loops off when I get the purchase home. However, now that I'm sewing my own, I appreciate that hanger loops are necessary in some garments to keep them looking good.

Rather than sewing in standard long loops, I sew in tiny loops only 20mm long (plus seam allowances). I then have a stash of long ribbon loops on hand that I attached to the tiny sewn-in loop when I hang the garment in my wardrobe. I use either safety pins or loop them through figure of eight style. When I want to wear the item, I unpin the long loops.
I usually use ribbon or twill tape for the loops.

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regine said...
I totally agree that loops are ugly and a nuisance therefore you might like to see my tip for "Home made skirt hangars" which I posted on 5/6/06. That does away with loops altogether and skirts hang beautifully.
9/30/07 12:02 PM
sadiebuzz said...
What a wonderfully simple solution! Thanks for a great tip.
9/29/07 9:45 AM
MammaJamma said...
You have brought light to a problem I encounter ALL the time!
9/27/07 6:46 AM
aunt saidee said...
This is a GREAT idea--thanks!
9/27/07 2:33 AM
dollieo said...
What a brilliant idea, one i'm sure to use.Thank-you Dollieoh.
9/26/07 11:09 AM
 
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