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Thicker waistband instead of two thin ones

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    jumpingstitch @jumpingstitch

    Hi! I’m new to sewing. The Everyday skirt is my first attempt at making a garment. Is it possible to use a 20mm or 30mm elastic for the waistband instead of the thin ones indicated in the instructions?

    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    It’s possible, sure. But you won’t like it as much 😉
    The back waistband with the two channels of thinner elastic has a much nicer feel with softer gathers and just wears SO much better than with one wide elastic.
    Wider elastic will either be really stiff, or will be prone to folding.

    As I’m typing this, I’m wearing an Everyday Skirt that I purchased, for the price of the fabric, from another sewist.
    How disappointed was I to find she’d used stiff, wide elastic instead of the two channels. No wonder she hadn’t liked it herself!

    Give it a go as per the pattern, I’ll bet you’re glad you did.

    jumpingstitch @jumpingstitch

    Thank you!

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