The stainless steel hook that I constructed using a plasma cutter was too short and the closure kept opening even with the garment hanging on a hanger.
I had to do something quickly because the OMSI and Intel Childrens Christmas Charity Gift Exchange was only one day away and I did not have time to cut another hook with the plasma cutter.
I had two garments I had to make a quick fit for this same event. One was this cape and the other was for a transparent raincoat for a teenager.
So, I took old screws and carefully welded them onto the end of the hooks using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) or 'TIG' as it is often called.
I tested these hooks by wearing the cape and walking around the block. I am a 62 year old man; much larger than a child. That cape stayed securely closed, no matter how much I moved my arms around inside it!
Make mistakes, and learn them and take the plunge and roll on with life!