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Julia Graham
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Julia Graham
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Date: 7/19/03 5:35 AM

Hi Gigi and all,
I've just made a two-layer skirt, sheer over opaque, using Kwik-Sew 3097.  I'm ready to insert the elastic but both black and white look terrible through my patterned-turquoise sheer.  I can't find cotton elastic in 3/4" or I'd dye it.  The poly-rubber elastic won't take dyes (I've been to Dharma Trading to check if they had something that would work, doesn't look like it...).  How have other people dealt with this problem?  With all the sheers around recently seems like it would have come up.  Thanks!
Julia

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Date: 7/19/03 8:14 AM

Julia, check out elastics intended for lingerie that are generally 80% nylon.  They dye like a dream (or you might find something that's already the right color).  Check out www.laceheaven.com

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Date: 7/19/03 9:36 PM

Thanks, Gigi!  LaceHeaven has a 3/4" mint green elastic that should work dandy...  Also glad (and surprised) to hear that I can dye nylon.

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