My fiancee and I work at the Renaissance Faire and as such, have a number of outfits that we can wear. One of my skirts, my favorite, in fact, had its elastic waistband break at the end of last season. Very sad, it’s such a pretty skirt. However, we went searching for and found matching blue thread and new elastic with which to fix it. Only today, the day before the Faire season begins, did I dig out the skirt and see what I needed to do in order to mend it so I would wear it tomorrow. In pulling it out and giving it a good looking over (trying to find wear I could best get at the elastic) I noticed some strings coming out of the waistband. I pulled. It tightened the waist. This is how I discovered (not having noticed for the past two years that I’ve owned this skirt) that my skirt is not broken to the point where I cannot wear it. Now, I still should probably fix the elastic at some point, but I don’t have to do it in order to wear it tomorrow. Huzzah!