Define Waist Area With Sewn In Elastic by 11 Comments Today I want to share a quick tutorial on how to add elastic to a top or dress to define the waist. My Puff Ruffle Peasant Pattern shows a gathered mid chest area: The following 2 pictures are made with my Ruffled Neckline Dress pattern and both have a defined waist with several rows of elastic thread sewn in. Isn’t my model so cute??:) …..pictures taken by a business friend. Download your free copy right HERE! To find above patterns and more, please visit my pattern shop. And for more free sewing patterns & tutorials please visit my other website at DIY Crush!