Quick Fixes for Frequent Disasters

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Quick Fixes for Frequent Disasters

This blog is written by Sarah, our Campus Ambassador from UCLA. She is a freshman studying Business-Economics with a double minor in Film and Spanish. A few of her passions include serving the community by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity as well as being an active member of Invisible Children.

We all have those moments when a dress rips or our favorite sweater tears right before a date; or, heaven forbid, an interview. Truth is, not everyone knows the simple fixes that can solve those mishaps or the household materials that can save you from these disasters. If you keep these essentials in your purse, you can solve any fashion problem anywhere.

  1. Needles with both black and white thread- If you ever have a tear in your tights or a button breaks off of your shirt and your time limit doesn’t permit you to go emergency shopping for new clothes,  these tools were designed to help. Just sew a simple stich to save your tights and as for the buttons, just follow the pattern on that the other buttons have and you will be fine. The interviewer isn’t going to look at the seam of one button; they are going to look at the overall presentation of your outfit.
  2. Washers- Have you ever had a dress that rides up when you walk? Have no fear, washers are here! If you sew a washer to the inside of your dress in 4-6 places (it depends on the pattern or pleats of the dress,) then your dress will stay where it’s supposed to and you can focus on nailing your interview.
  3. Safety pins- This invention puts all others to shame for it’s usefulness! Safety pins can serve as buttons if you are missing one, just pin the shirt from the inside out, so employers don’t see the head of the pin. Also, if you have a razorback shirt with a non-razorback bra, just simply clip the two straps together with a safety pin and voila! Problem solved.
  4. Double-sided tape- If a seam in your jeans falls out, use the double sided tape to tape the seam back to it’s rightful place. The jeans are saved, and you won’t look like Pippi Longstocking when you go out! This tip can also work for dresses or skirts whose seams came undone.