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March 20th, 2007 at 2:02 pm

Latest T-shirt

in: Sewing
A lot of but not all of my elastics
Do you think I have enough elastic?
I’m almost out of clear elastic, so I will be ordering more.
Foldover Elastic test
This is the first time that I’ve successfully used fold-over elastic (FOE). I didn’t
have enough of this white poly knit to make a neckband, and I knew I had the
perfect elastic for finishing the neck. Everytime that I’ve used FOE before, I’ve
ended up with what appears to be a stretched out neck. I say appears to be
because while the neckline is stretched out, the culprit is that the FOE is too long.
This time, I stretched the FOE as I applied it.

I used the coverstitch on my serger (Elna 744) to stitch down the elastic.

White t-shirt with foldover elastic neck binding.
So, with some trepidition, I applied it to the neckline of my t-shirt. Nothing is
more discouraging than having screwed up the perfect garment with the very
last step. While I was applying it, I tried to keep the tension even on the elastic.
Hahahahahahahahahaha. I was quite anxious about the job because I wasn’t
able to maintain uniform stretch. Well, perfect tension is not required!
It looks smashing, what?

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    Well, yes it does look smashing! Contratulations!

    Diana on March 21st, 2007
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