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Eliminating Gaposis & Pulling on wrap t-shirts (Tip/Technique)
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Posted by: Sue Anfang
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Posted on: 3/17/05 10:04 AM
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This is my technique to eliminate gaposis and pulling on wrap-style t-shirts.


1) Cut underwrap side about 3" shorter than the overwrap side and finish edge
2) Sew shoulders
3) Fold over 5/8" along neckline
4) Anchor a strip of 1/4" elastic at the shoulder seams on each side
5) Baste along neckline to form casing.
6) Baste side seams -- don't catch elastic
7) Try on top, adjust elastic to fit snugly against your body, but without pulling at sides. Pin elastic in place
8) Secure elastic ends
9) Remove side basting
10) Double-needle hem or coverstitch neckline, encasing elastic.
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ClareinStitches said...
Very many thanks for this,Sue. Now I can have a try of all the lovely wrap patterns I have previously avoided from worrying about showing too much!
3/18/05 8:03 AM
Everyday Sewist said...
Thanks for this tip. I've tried another method of easing it, but it didn't make much difference. Your method sounds easier too.
3/18/05 8:32 AM
SueV said...
Thanks!! Very helpful!
3/18/05 11:25 AM
Mandolin82 said...
this sounds great!
3/20/05 2:54 PM

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