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.
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Amanda (Stitch To Stitch) says
Very cute! I love being able to quickly add some elastic at the waist and add some definition to the garment.
And Tayley is adorable! I love her!
Becky @ The Barefoot Seamstress says
I heart elastic thread! It took me forever to figure out how to use it correctly but it adds so much character to a dress.
Pearl Girl says
I just love this, I hope my daughter will wear that!! found you on Keeping it Simple
o this is so darling:) love it!!!
Cherished Bliss says
Thanks for the tip! I’d love for you to share at my party : )
Lovely pattern! and your model looks very professional and super cute!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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She’s seriously the cutest little model ever! And, those shirts rock. I’m jealous. I wish I knew how to sew. You’re too talented, girl!
Thanks for linking up!
Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation says
Very cute – and I love full and partial elastic waist jeans, pants, AND skirts for all ages from my grandkids on up to my elderly senior parents. Thanks for a fun idea for Rednesday.
Anne Maskell says
Thank you! I haven’t worked up the nerve to try sewing with elastic thread, but I will soon!
These are gorgeous! Really have to work on my sewing skills! Love these Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can’t wait to see what you share next!
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Such a cute pattern. I bought some elastic thread last week and have got to get using it.