Wind blown

Photo from Mail Online

The Duchess of Cambridge was caught out by the wind as she arrived at a wedding in south Oxfordshire, just over a week ago. I am betting that it will not happen again. Maybe her mother in law, Her Majesty the Queen, has not passed on her tip to avoid this situation.

It is very simple.

It is a tip Margaret Thatcher shared during a non political television interview from Downing Street. She told us it was passed on to her, by the Queen.

This wonderful tip came in two parts:

  1. Never press the hem of a skirt or dress, it means the length can be altered to suit fashion whims, without leaving a telltale mark.
  2. Use fine curtain lead hem tape threaded through the dress hem, to stop it blowing about on a  windy day.
Lead hem tape in different weights to suit different fabrics.
Close up of the lead weight tape.
The fine 14g tape would do the trick on the lightweight fabric of the dress above, without upsetting the line of the outfit.

Sorry, the line spacing is a law unto itself right now and bugging me no end.

18 thoughts on “Wind blown

  1. Grannymar Post author

    Gail – You know you can have treatment for that, but beware: You reach all the top notes with ease!!!

  2. Grannymar Post author

    Judy – It is a little tip that I have often used.

    Ursula – Some people like to show off their wares, others prefer the illusion. The photo reminded me of the solution, so I decided to share it.

    Fossie – I doubt if you are alone with that thought.

  3. Grannymar Post author

    Celia – It is a purpose made fine roll of fabric filled with little metal weights, rather than a thread.

    Ramana – I never though of that.

    WWW – Maybe, but I doubt it.

  4. Phil

    Use <small>[text]</small> under your photos for the captions.
    Also, if the lines are being weird on hitting return/enter press shift or control (forget which) whilst pressing return.

    Hopefully that’ll solve the line-spacing issue.

  5. Karen Gerber

    I have a dress that was incorrectly cared for. It is beaded & Pearled on the front only. I think that the back needs hem weights, to balance the weight.
    Do I need to match the weight of the front?

  6. Grannymar Post author

    If the fabric has shrunk due to incorrect care while cleaning, then the weights may not work. it all depends on the style of the dress and the shape of the model it adorns.


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