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You might find yourself sewing a lot of projects with elastic in them lately. You'll notice our latest patterns, the Tara top and the Celestina dress both require elastic. Instead of using the regular flat elastic tape, try using a round elastic cord. With this technique you use zigzag stitches to create a casing for the elastic cord, which is then easily pulled through to the desired length. It allows you to control the fabric gathers, and also prevents the garment from being too tight. (Trust me--- I made three versions of the Tara top before I got the elastic under the bust to fit well.)

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    Aug 10, 2010, 08.21 PMby regalosdivinos

    I could not followed the above mentiones links as well, they do no connect. A pitty, I was really very much interesting on learning how to do this. Thanks in advance anyway, greetings, Gabriela, Bs.As.

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    Aug 9, 2010, 04.48 PMby irenepn

    is there a picture missing here? is the zig zag stitch sewed flat on the fabric? the links on the insttuctions dont work either.

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