Windy Skirt Syndrome? Use Coins and Tape On one of my first jobs, we were shooting a film in Arizona, and as per usual the set was a 20-minute drive from our base camp and wardrobe trailer. The actress working in that particular scene happened to have on a very light, short, flirty circle skirt. Just as we’re ready to shoot, the wind picked up the skirt was flying well above waist level, Marilyn Monroe style. Yikes! I knew I needed dress weights in the hem but I didn’t have any in my back pocket, so I went around asking the crew for dimes and pennies. I then used small squares of double stick tape to stick the coins all along the inside of the hem, and within three minutes we were back on schedule and ready to shoot.