Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Hang in there little skirt


Oh, the mysteries of the universe. For example, why do all major clothes manufacturers - H&M, Zara and Topshop to name a few - insist on adding ribbons to their t-shirts for us to hang them by?

Hello? We have shoulders for that.

I'm sure lots of you fine people out there soon get fed up of constantly tucking away those little annoying bastards that insist on peeking out of your clothes and reach for the scissors to chop them off. Right? Cause that's what I do. And then, of course, you can't bear to throw away the ribbons, as (read in Valley girlish) they're like soooo cuuuuuuute. And then you end up with a bunch of cuuuuuuute ribbons (if you don't feel the need to use the letter U seven times, there's not enough cuteness) just waiting for you to transform them into some amazing DIY project you haven't exactly conceived yet.

Yeah, been there, done that.

Listen sistah, it just ain't happening.

On the other hand, we have the curious case of the ribbonless skirt. According to my totally scientific research, 93,7% of skirts don't come with ribbons on the sides for us to hang them from.

Can you guess where I'm getting to?

So, tonight is the night I will address this injustice. I officially declare this the sewing-the-hang-ribbons-cut-from-my-t-shirts-onto-my-skirts night. Let the sewing begin.

13 comments:

Sal said...

Good luck on your quest to make your skirts more hang-able!

Mode Junkie said...

i think i have a mini explanation for this. ;) tops and shirts hang on normal hangers. silk blouses for example (not all but many) slide out of the hanger. to avoid the dilemma of picking it up trillion times a day, tada! the ribbons. but skirts, shorts and pants for that matter are hung on `clippers´ (these hangers with clips on the side), they can´t fall down. i hope this helps solve the mystery.

lopi said...

Thanks Sal!

Mode Junkie, I know, slippery tops are a real pet peeve of mine! But lately I have noticed that manufacturers attach ribbons on garments like regular t-shirts, which most positively don't need them. I mean, I wouldn't cut them off, if doing so made them slip off my own hangers.
Maybe they overuse them in a "better be on the safe side" kinda spirit? I certainly don't mind... More colourful ribbons for me to play with!

stella said...

:)
i would never have the patience to do that!
plus i think that skirts lose their shape when hung on 'ribbons'

efi said...

oses foustes eixan tetoia kordelakia gia to kremasma, anagkastika na ta kopsw giati evgainan eksw otan tis forousa kai me enoxlouse. prosexe pou tha ta rapseis gia na mhn exeis tetoia 8emata...

lopi said...

Stella: I find that this depends on whether the skirt is high-waisted or a regular fit-on-the-hips one. The high-waisted ones are more narrow on the top and they hang just right along with the hanger width. The more wide ones may indeed need a clipper hanger in order to avoid losing their shape.

Efi: Το έχω υπ'όψιν! Το κόλπο είναι να τα ράβεις με φορά προς τα κάτω, έτσι ώστε να μην τείνουν να "πετάγονται" προς τα έξω. Θα προσπαθήσω να κάνω ένα update με φωτό για να δείξω ακριβώς τι εννοώ.

chloe in the sky said...

1st: they won't put ribbons on the sides of the skirt so you have to go and buy the IKEA claw-like wooden hangers ideal for clothes that cannot be hanged other-way. it's a conspiracy.
2nd: the ribbons are so sneaky because you have to be very careful when choping them off while avoiding ending up with a hole ^^
take care =)

anastasia said...

I think it is a brilliant idea!! just do it!!

natalie said...

Oh, those pesky ribbons! Good for you for putting them in their place!

Thalia said...

girl you are absolutely right but i have no patience for that! i ve collected tones of ribbons as well that i am mostly using for jewelery and stuff!!!
anyways good luck!!! :)

daisychain said...

oh god those t-shirt ribbons drive me MAD!

Ivan McK said...

Fight the power, wise, young sage!!! LOL

+8!3

Mairyliscious said...

totally agree !!!!!!!!