Hello! I just made myself a simple knit dress, copying a dress I bought. I used elastic thread in the bobbin to elasticize the waist, making three rows. However, unlike that of the the ready-to-wear dress, the elastic digs into my skin, after a few hours it becomes irritating, and is not comfortable for wearing a whole day. It IS slightly tighter (I did tests on scraps but did not have much control over the shirring), but not by much. I want to elasticize the waist but have it as comfortable as possible, without a large elastic against my (sensitive :-)!) skin. I also like the look of rows of shirring to define the waist.
I thought I’d try perhaps putting the elastic thread on the outside, but am afraid that won’t look as good. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Gracias, Merci, Thanks, Danke Shoen! 🙂