Hanging straps

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Hanging straps

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This skirt I recently got at a yard sale has a couple of 6-inch straps hanging by the seam at each side. What are they for? Are they supposed to be tied in a cute bow or are they more functional?
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Hmm! Perhaps those straps were meant to be more decorative than anything else. But then, I could be wrong.
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When I think of hanging straps I picture a trolley car or bus with the straps that riders hang on to when seats are not free. :lol:
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If the straps or small loops were inside on both sides of the waist - they could be simply a way to hang the skirt from a hanger.
But in that photo you are holding the strap just off the hem edge of the right leg and looks as if you just removed it from the skirt ?
Puzzled ?
Skirts are not usually worn by craftsman to hang tools from - there are tool belts for that sort of thing.
There are jeans (pants) that have a similar looking loop feature to hang a hammer off of - BUT A SKIRT ?

Did you just note that you went to a yard sale - it wouldn't happen to be in Area 51 would it ? LOL !
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r.m.anderson wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:12 pm
If the straps or small loops were inside on both sides of the waist - they could be simply a way to hang the skirt from a hanger.
But in that photo you are holding the strap just off the hem edge of the right leg and looks as if you just removed it from the skirt ?
Puzzled ?
Skirts are not usually worn by craftsman to hang tools from - there are tool belts for that sort of thing.
There are jeans (pants) that have a similar looking loop feature to hang a hammer off of - BUT A SKIRT ?
I guess one could tie my hammer on--or not being a loop, my pruners. There is a pair of these at the bottom of the side seam on both sides, not the loops I find in some skirts, but I guess I could tie it to a hanger. I haven't removed them yet, but if this esteemed body of skirt experts can't come up with a good purpose for them, I'll take them off soon.
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Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:12 pm
Did you just note that you went to a yard sale - it wouldn't happen to be in Area 51 would it ? LOL !
Alien unexplained accessories etc.
No, a more secret area that's even odder--my village in rural Illinois.
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Can you pull on them? I've seen it done with shorts that pulling on straps there will bunch up the fabric on the outseam, so you can more or less outer leg showing.
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partlyscot wrote:
Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:26 am
Can you pull on them? I've seen it done with shorts that pulling on straps there will bunch up the fabric on the outseam, so you can more or less outer leg showing.
Yes, that is what I was going to say. It can give a nice shape to the skirt too, as well as simply adjusting the sides length.
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That term would be ruched.

Photo example from eBay - item number 264707151052

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A side view of the skirt in question may reveal more ?
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
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I have a couple of skirts with cords hanging. They could be used to hoist the sides of the hem up when required and tied with a simple overhand knot to maintain that ruched appearance. I have yet to encounter a situation in life that needs such an adjustment to a mini skirt.
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I found it on eBay, exactly the same except size 7 instead of the size 11 I got.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224477969062

There it's $12.75 plus shipping instead of the 25¢ I paid; I got a good deal.
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You guys got it figured out; the straps can be tied together to bunch up the sides; I don't think it adds a look I want.
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When showing more leg is not enough hoist up the ruchings for a tad more.
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
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Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Anthony, a denim miniskirt wearer in Outback Australia
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Straps worn over shoulders with the 4 point center piece chest (bust) centered.

-OR- simply worn as is with the straps on the outside of the legs - some kind of cult bandage wear.

With a mini-skirt of that size probably need those straps to prevent loss ? LOL !
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
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Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: Hanging straps

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denimini wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:49 pm
Here is one to contemplate.
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Looks like suspenders to me. One could wear it nice and loose an it would be good ventilation.
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