Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Neither Classy Nor Fabulous

I sometimes often wonder why I named this blog Classy & Fabulous. Cause I'm not.

Sure, I have my moments. But let's be real - those moments are few and far between.

Let me give you an example.

This is my best pair of black pants. Inside out with the hem showing. Bad hem!
After tripping over the hem for a week and wishing my mom were still alive so she could quickly fix up my fav work pants... I decided to get even.

This is a roll of duct tape.
And this is Sarah getting even with the bad pants.
This temporary hem worked for four days. And I may or may not be wearing them again today.

Whatever. Classy & Fabulous I am not.

And yes, I realize that a tailor can fix them for like $10 in 5 minutes. But my town for some odd reason doesn't have a decent tailor, except for 1. And he's on vacation. And a million years old and kinda adorable.

So if you ever rip out the hem of your dress pants and need an emergency fix.... dude, duct tape is a MIRACLE. I even asked the girls at work if they could see a problem with my pants and they said everything looked perfect.

Clearly I work with good people.

Happy Tuesday!

28 Classy Comments:

Rachel said...

You know, I don't know about you, but I've always considered duct tape to be a classy tool. Way to rock it :)

Aly said...

I do that too! What's worse is that I know how to sew!

PinkSass said...

This is why I love ya!

ManoloChooLou said...

Hey, it's a solution that works!

Back in college I had a pair of pants with a hem held up by a couple of safety pins.

You do what you gotta do :)

ty said...

Do what you gotta do. I stapled my hem about a year ago. Still stapled.

Pink Julep said...

It is classy to fix them, by whatever means! It is fabulous that you figured out how to do it with household duct tape like MacGiver! I think you're classy AND fabulous!!!

Katelyn said...

You crack me up!!! haha. LOVE this! Maybe not a "classy" moment, but totally fabulous ingenuity!

lawschoolwife said...

I love it!

Sweet Simplicity said...

This is so funny! I'm glad you shared it with us. You can buy a no sew hem. All you do is iron it in and it works for quite a while.

TeachingInHeels said...

A great quick no-sew solution!! Very classy, as you couldn't see the duct tape! :)

Megan said...

Oh wow this is a good idea! I have a couple of pants that are in need of some duct tape!

THE Stephanie said...

Hey, you're inventive! As long as no one (other you blog friends) sees the duct tape, you're just as Classy & Fabulous as before! LOL

Melissa said...

Once in high school I fixed a hem with staples so don't feel bad. But, there is some stuff called hem tape. You just put it between the fabric of the hem and iron it in. It works like a charm and doesn't come out when you wash.

Lucky in Love said...

This is only one example of why you are fabulous :)

Brown Girl said...

Ha, that's a fabulous idea so that's should count for something!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

Duct tape fixes a multitude of sins.

A. said...

I'm laughing right now because I have used duct tape MORE than once to address a tailoring emergency. Duct tape is the classiest of tapes!

Girl On A Journey said...

I never tried duct tape!! How is it possible that I've never tried duct tape!!?!?

Trina said...

I still think you're classy and fabulous. It doesn't require being perfect or always put together, just appearing as if it is, that's the ticket :)

And duct tape fixes just about everything. Period. lol

Shelby Bukhenik said...

It is definitely Fabulous that you used duct tape for hemming purposes!

The Coastal Chicster said...

being resourceful is definitely classy AND fabulous. :) i'm not always (hardly ever?) chic either. :)

MrsDixon said...

Do not fret my love...I let me husband do this to every single pair of pants he owned for an entire year.....lol

Allison said...

Hot glue and a staple gun work too!

Lynzy said...

I just found your blog and just wanted to let you know that I love it!

xo Lynzy
http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

Tricia Loves Makeup and Fashion said...

I've stapled a hem before...you do what you have to do!
Try getting that fashion tape, it would do the trick as well.
you crack me up!

Kids, Canines, and Chaos said...

I had masking tape on the hem of my pants for almost 6 months. They even made it through many washings that way. Until the masking tape fell apart. It was tragic. It was also then that my BFF had to teach me how to fix the hem.

Sherrie said...

There is actually a product that is a no sew hem tape (I made up that name I have no idea what it is really called). It is like two sided interfacing that you can use to fix your hem with an iron. The stuff is absolutely amazing and works as well as sewing!

Stella Blue said...

I'm so happy to have found your blog, this post is hilarious and so me! I totally did this with one of my skirts recently. The sad thing is I've washed and worn it several times with the duct tape still in tact!

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