Not that long ago either on this site or was it the Threads e newsletter, there was a description of a soft supple waist treatment. In essence several rows of narrow channels were stitched and a narrow elastic was inserted into every other one. I am at my summer cabin and the notes I took aren’t on vacation with me. Can anyone refresh my memory of channel size, number of channels recommended and elastic used for the treatment. I know it is intended for soft fabrics and I think it will be great for a skirt or loose pants for flying. Thanks
I think there were 3 channels, only the top and bottom ones hold elastic. The channels are 3/8 inch, and the elastic was 1/4 inch. The empty middle channel allows the "waistband" to bend in the middle, thus is more comfortable and lighter.
I've used a similar idea - with the middle channel threaded with a drawstring tie, and the elastic used in the top and bottom channels a little looser than usual. I find the adjustable fit very comfortable.
Edited 7/27/2007 10:36 pm ET by Josefly
That's it exactly. Thanks so much. Glad to hear that it really is comfortable to wear
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