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Wardrobe Malfunctions Happen

Something fun happened, so I thought I’d overshare with all of you.

A couple of weeks ago, Buzzfeed included one of my sewing hacks in their article on “avoiding a wardrobe malfunction.” Cool, right?

Buzzfeed is one of the 100 most visited websites in the U.S. (when I checked), so this is especially great for my itty-bitty site.

Since their article was about avoiding wardrobe malfunctions, let’s talk about the times I have NOT avoided a wardrobe malfunction.

I’ve nursed a very enthusiastic baby in public. If you’re a mom, you’ll know some babies consider nursing an Olympic sport with arms, legs and nursing covers flying everywhere.

More than once I’ve had a rogue pair of underwear bunched up in the leg of my pants. Don’t take your underwear and pants off in one fell swoop, folks.

I’ve worn a t-shirt backwards. Accidentally. And it had a tag.

That time a wave knocked my swimsuit bottoms off was particularly traumatic. Especially for the people on the beach laughing watching.

Suffice it to say, I know a thing or two about wardrobe malfunctions. Not that I’m bragging.

These are not moments to be proud of, but man, is life funny sometimes. Usually later, not when you realize there’s underwear stuck in your pants leg.

My sewing hack is not fresh news. It’s not even sewing. I’ve mentioned it on this blog ad nauseam multiple times. If I have a small hole in a t-shirt – a moth hole or maybe a tiny rip, I will fix it with fabric glue. Liquid Stitch is my go-to savior in these situations. Here’s the juicy details tutorial.

If your shirt gets mauled by your cat, or parrot or chinchilla, then this is probably not the solution for you. You need to let that ripped shirt go. Say your goodbyes.

There are plenty of people who have dissed this fix. But! I still have that shirt I repaired for the tutorial years ago and the hole is still fixed. Now, I don’t regularly wear that shirt. It also doesn’t go in the dryer because none of my shirts go in the dryer. Maybe that has helped the fix last longer? I don’t know. I just know the glue has held.

Here’s me trying to show you where the repair is on the shirt. Clearly, I nailed it!

By the way, I look really skinny at this angle. Also, my sports bra is showing. Dang wardrobe malfunctions.

This is actually the second time Buzzfeed has included this idea in an article. The first time they accurately said the fix was “not perfect, but absolutely passable,” which still makes me laugh.

Story of my life, folks. Life is imperfect and funny. Wardrobe malfunctions happen. If you’re lucky they won’t happen to you on national TV.

Thanks for letting me share my happy news with you today. It’s always fun to be included in these types of articles.

If you liked this post, give these ones a whirl!

DIY Embroidery Embellished T-Shirt

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