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Old 12-02-2009, 02:44
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Default Please help, elastic is outstretched?

I've been making tutus for years with the slip knot method, well i decided to give the square knot a go and OMG love the fullness of the tutu, I'm amazed at the difference BUT.... my elastic is oustretched. It literally will not bounce back and will not stretch further. I don't know if I tied it too tight and by doing so it stretched it too much? Any one else dealt with this, is there anything I can do about it? I did run out of the normal non roll elastic and had to use the real thin non roll but would that really be it?

Thanks for any help, show starts tomorrow and I need to figure this out soon.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:55
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Default Re: Please help, elastic is outstretched?

Unfortunately I can't help , but if it makes you feel any better . . . that happened to me that last time I made a square knot one, too (and it was with non-roll 1" elastic). I made a tutu dress for my oldest and it falls off ~ thank goodness for the halter straps!!

I remember reading somewhere afterwards that you should keep a finger between your elastic and your knot so that it doesn't get too tight and stretch out the elastic. Don't know but I thought I'd mention it.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:58
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Default Re: Please help, elastic is outstretched?

I make square knot tutus, but I've never had that problem. I do take a lot off the waist measurement though. For instance if the waist is 18" I measure my elastic to 13" and the overlap it an inch when sewing. It comes out perfectly sized every time.
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Old 12-02-2009, 03:08
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Default Re: Please help, elastic is outstretched?

Thanks for the responses, I'll try my finger inbetween next time. I will say that they are coming up as perfect size for the waist needed however it doesn't stretch any so getting it up over the legs and bum has been tricky. I do prefer the square knot though so hopefully the finger in between will do the trick. Why do I feel the need to quote "That's What She Said" after that last sentence?
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