What kind of elastic will do the job?
July 3, 2012 7:48 AM Subscribe
AskMe sewers! That's as in ("sewing," not as in sewage). I found a piece of fabric I'd like to make a simple tube-style dress out of, sewing in a back seam to join the fabric and then sewing in elastic above the bust. I have two kinds of elastic on hand. Should I use the flat 3/4 inch specifically "non-roll" kind, which seems kind of wide and bulky, or the flat 3/8" braided one?
posted by foxy_hedgehog to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'd like to use the narrower size because it seems less bulky, but I'm afraid it won't do the job adequately and will roll up because it doesn't specifically say non-roll. If it helps, I am a narrow person with small boobs, though since the elastic is going above the bust I'm not quite sure how that would fit into the calculus.
I greatly appreciate any advice you have to offer.