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Old 05-05-2008, 12:19
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Default Using the flat side of the alligator clip as the "top"

I've been seeing this more often and I was just curious as to how many of you do it this way? I've been thinking of making some of my stuff this way because I don't like the way the "pinch" makes some things look lopsided. Does it wear well this way? I've tried it on my DD and it worked great in her thick hair, but what about baby fine hair? Any opinions either way? Thanks.
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Do you have pictures? So that I can see what you are talking about.
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Default Re: Using the flat side of the alligator clip as the "top"

After I saw this subject raised here, I tried the 'upside-down' way and really like the way the bow sits. The hold is the same either way. I have not tried it in baby-fine hair, but cannot imagine what difference it would make.
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Default Re: Using the flat side of the alligator clip as the "top"

What a great idea! I am going to try that today!
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Default Re: Using the flat side of the alligator clip as the "top"

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Picture 1 - Regular alligator clip - notice a flat side and a not flat side.
Picture 2 - This is the side that people normally attach their bows or clips to.
Picture 3 - See how if the item is bigger the bent pinch side causes a pain in the butt by bending the applique or the bow up...
Picture 4 - Put on the flat side and your problem is solved.

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Sorry I can't get pictures right now as I'm holding my sleeping girly girl. If Lorraine doesn't post hers, I'll try to get some on here after my baby wakes up. Basically you just flip the alligator clip upside down and use it like you normally would only the flat side is the side you attach the bow to and the curved side goes against the head.
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Oh you have pictures now. Thanks.
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LOL - saved you a job!

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Yes you did. LOL I'm already typing one handed, I didn't really want to try to take pictures one handed. LOL
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I have wondered about this but doesn't the bent top seem like it may not sit right on the scalp. I have always wondered if my dd would complain of it hurting. It sure would be easier to get things to look right.
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Been meaning to give that a try! Thanks for the reminder!
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Thank you for posting this. I wanted to do this to my bows for the very same reasons, however, I thought other bow makers would have thought it was retarded. I am glad you brought it up. Now I know I am not the only one out there.
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