Add a Garment Rack and Build Your Own Dream Duffel – WITH SPECS!

Add a Garment Rack and Build Your Own Dream Duffel – WITH SPECS!


Mom! Where’s my costume? Where’s my tights? Where’s my shoes? Where’s my HAIR PIECE? Bring on the chaos! All right y’all, this one’s for all my fellow of dance moms, or theater parents, or anybody else that’s
got to deal with quick changes in tight spaces. I’ve been a dance mom for about
eight years. And no, it’s nothing like the TV show. Most of us are actually quite supportive of each other. And when you’re at dance competitions or recitals, it gets pretty hectic in those dressing rooms. Sometimes you’ve only got a few minutes or a few seconds in between dances. They just sent home one of her costumes, and it’s so complicated that they had to send
instructions. That’s gonna be fun! So, anything you can do to maintain your own sanity is gonna help everybody. They do make special bags for this purpose. One brand is called Dream Duffel, another is called Rack & Roll. But the problem is they’re really expensive, and for a lot of us, by the time you spend the money on the costumes, and the competition fees, and the tuition for dance classes, and
travel fees, and everything else… You might not want to spend another few
hundred dollars on a special bag to carry everything around in. Well, at least I didn’t anyway, so I made my own I got really lucky one day and I found this
Samsonite bag at T.J. Maxx on clearance. And what was great about it was that I
had handles on both the bottom AND the top of the bag. If I wasn’t using this bag as a foundation, this garment rack would go right over. So make sure
you find a bag that you can attach your garment rack to in some way, and
depending on what bag you get, you may have to tweak the design of this a
little bit. This entire rack is made out of PVC pipe and connector pieces, which you can find at any hardware store that sells plumbing supplies. Sometimes they sell PVC in shorter lengths, like two feet, two and a half feet, three feet — and
if you can find that and it fits your style of bag, that’s fantastic, because
then you don’t have to do any cutting. But if you do need to do some cutting,
you can do it with just a standard hand saw, you could do it with jigsaw if
you’re comfortable, you might even be able to use a Dremel.
Use whatever you’re comfortable with, but it is easy to cut it to the specific
size you need for your bag at home. All right, everybody get ready to take a
screen shot. These are the specs that I used to design the garment rack on my bag.
Yours may be a little bit different, particularly on the top bar, because that
will need to be approximately the length of either the inside or the outside of your bag, depending on where you have it attached. Also, the legs at the bottom
that provide a little bit of additional support might need to be a little bit
different based on your bag. Make sure that you get the right size connector pieces for the PVC pipe that you buy. I used 3/4 inch PVC. Once I got everything
cut out and tested it out to make sure that it actually worked, I used some PVC
cement to glue the connector pieces on to one end of the PVC that it connects
to, just to make things a little easier for myself at competitions and not lose
pieces. And then I spray-painted the pieces silver, just so that it would
look a little bit less like a home job. not that I’m fooling anyone Now this only takes about a minute and a half to set up. It only takes about a minute to break it
down. All right, I hope that helps some of y’all out this season. Bring on the chaos! Hey folks! Thanks for watching ChickFix, and if you’ve enjoyed what you’ve seen, please like and subscribe, or maybe even share a video. That little tiny click of a button is entirely free to you, but it means the world to me. Thanks for watching!

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