It has been a pet peeve of mine for years…lapels that don’t lie flat. I have sewn the lapels on my pajamas down completely because they irritate my face. I will sew a few stitches in the corners of lapels on my jackets to get them to stay down, but I couldn’t use either method on my winter coat. Sometimes, I need to flip those lapels up to keep warm!
I love my winter coat; but when it first arrived, one lapel was bent over. It does not want to lie flat. Every time I wash it, I pin the lapel down and hope it will lie flat after it dries.
That doesn’t work!
I was washing it in anticipation of warmer weather and decided I wanted to correct that irritating lapel before I put it in storage. My solution?
The snaps keep the lapel flat and I can unsnap them when I need to close the lapels on bitter cold days.
We all know to repair clothing items before storing; but it is also a good time to alter them.
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