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Posted on: 9/22/06 11:33 AM
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(This may be something many of you already know, but I just discovered it)
I was trying to replace the elastic in nylon tricot half slip in the usual manner by quartering the elastic and waist and stitching the elastic to the top edge. Even though I stretched only the elastic and not the tricot, the edge of the knit kept curling. I found that if I marked the waistline a bit lower down (in this case I made a line about 3/4" down from the edge) and placed the elastic at the line I was able to avoid the problem caused by the cut edge curling. I simply zig-zagged the (stretched) elastic and trimmed the excess fabric above after stitching.

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CSM--Carla said...
This is verhy helpful to me! I havae been fighting mightily with some cotton lycra panties--with the same roll problem. I'll try this! Carla
9/22/06 12:26 PM
martinanne said...
Good tip!!
9/23/06 3:44 AM
JBShag said...
Thank you, thank you!
9/23/06 7:54 AM
OP Gal said...
Good to know. Thanks for the tip.
9/23/06 9:58 AM
Aline said...
Good tip. Thank you. Aline
9/23/06 10:23 PM
Miss Fairchild said...
Ahhh! So that's how you do it! I've given up on making half slips simply because of this problem. Thanks for the tip1
9/29/06 7:55 PM
Sew it seams said...
Thank you so much for this tip! It's very timely as just yesterday I noticed a half slip that has worn out elastic and added it to my mending pile. Your tip will save me a lot of aggravation I'm sure.
9/30/06 9:35 AM
catsmeow said...
Thanks so much for posting this! I have two perfectly good half slips -- the lace isn't even torn -- but the elastic is shot. I was just wondering how to fix them.
10/18/06 10:43 AM
 
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