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candiedcapricorn asked: Hi! your skirt looks amazing, but quick question-how do you sew the elastic to the fabric? Like you have the loop of elastic and the fabric, do you just hand sew it? Thanks!
It’s quite simple, but it may take some practice.
Take the loop of elastic and place a pin at every eighth, and do the same of the skirt; you then want to match these pins to each other, leaving the seam in the loop at the very back of the skirt.
You want your elastic on the outside of the fabric, so I recommend turning the skirt inside out, and pinning the elastic so you have half an inch of fabric overlap on the elastic.
Now, you sew! This is the tricky bit. For every pin segment, you have to stretch the elastic to cover all the fabric, and just go for it. Keep stretching the elastic taut as you go. This will pleat the fabric nicely!