Added May 17, 2011
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Next, determine the width of elastic you’d like to use for your waistband. In this example, we used 1 1/4 inch wide elastic. Add 5/8 inch to this amount for seam allowance plus an extra 1/4 inch so there is room in the casing for the elastic to slide through. Add this total measurement to the height of the rectangle. (In this example, the total amount added would be 2 1/8 inches.)
Add 1 inch to the bottom of the rectangle for hem allowance and 5/8 inch seam allowance to the side of the rectangle opposite the end marked cut on fold.
One of the most beloved American designers passed last night. We look back at a few of his designs.
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Shop top selling silk patterns, just in time for Thursday's web seminar.
Dress up outerwear with deep shawl collars and sew up a lovely fitted dress with a flounced hemline.
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See one of the techniques you'll learn in November's Fabric Design course.
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