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.
Sip cocktails by the fire in faux fur, patterned silks, and more luxurious fabrics.
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See our picks for holiday parties, from brunch to a New Year's Eve bash!
Make something special and practical for your friends and family this holiday season!
Pattern of the Week
This slim-fit dress makes a perfect cocktail dress for this time of year!
Sweet dresses, an outfit for a doll, and cute embellishments are fun for the holidays!
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