Hi! I bought a Rago shaping girdle last year and I bought the style without the garter straps for stockings. I want to add the garter straps now, but I don't how to do that. I guess I'll have to go to a tailor. Is there anything else I need to buy to do this? I think I've read some of you doing this, so that's why I'm turning to you for help. Help! Here's the Rago waist cincher I bought: http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/extra-firm-shaping-girdle-in-black...
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It's not that hard to do. Get garter clips/straps which can be found online, etsy, ebay, amazon, etc. Make sure they have the ends like this, you'll need those to hook into the loops at the bottom of the cincher.
If the cincher doesn't already have the loops at the bottom, get a spool or package of 1/2" grosgrain ribbon. Cut the ribbon to 1" lengths and fold in half. Stitch the folded ribbon to the cincher to make the loop for the strap to slip into. . One in front, back and side. 4 or six straps will do the trick but 6 keeps the stockings from moving around more. Another option is the skip all this and get a pair of suspender hose to slip on underneath and still get the stocking look without the garter clip bump that shows in tight fitting skirts. They come in nude, seamed and black.
That suspender hose is cool, never knew there was such a thing :) Thanks for posting about them :)
The garter stockings are great. i love that they stay n have a wide lace band. Just be careful cleaning and taking off they will get tangled and making the the right way to wear again is crazier then a tangled necklace
Thanks, Auburn! I thought it wouldn't be too difficult to do this. I'll re-read your instructions and will check out amazon.com. Have a great weekend! Appreciate your help!