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Wardrobe: Rack solutions
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 12:01 AM (Pacific)

If you've got rack issues, you'll want to have some of these in your kit:


These are actually jumbo snaps, from Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics of Berkeley, but I couldn't resist. I passed by their shop because I was early for an open-source project open house, which was located in an obscure part of Berkeley:


Stonemountain looked intriguingly busy as I peeked into their window. :)

Anyhow, back to the snaps...I have a set of regular-sized ones handy in my sewing kit. You never know when that fabulous top or dress is going to shrink in the wash. The "tiny safety pin solution" is inferior, because it's a hassle. Once you have snaps sewn into place, you can wear the item without fretting.

Use as few snaps as necessary; the thing is the weight. And the snaps need not be positioned equidistant between the buttons. Sometimes placing the snap higher is more effective.

There are times when snaps are a bugger to use, because the gap is too much to really cover. That's when you'd start poking around the sides of the garment, to see if there's enough material to let out. If there isn't, don't worry too much, go ahead and sew the snaps anyway. You can always finagle a sweater as a top layer or something like that.

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