|Select a long zig-zag stitch that is short in height.|
|Gently pull the elastic as you baste it onto the seam allowance.|
When you have finished basting your elastic on, your bra should now "scrunch" in a little bit under the tension of the elastic. You have created a gently gathered effect by pulling the elastic as you baste it down. You don't want to pull too much. At the end, the elastic should pull the bra only 3/4" to 1" shorter in width than it had been previously.
|Elastic basted onto the seam allowance of the bra and corselet.|
|Elastic pulled Tight - fabric is flat|
|Elastic not pulled tight - fabric bunches|
|I should really trim my threads more carefully!|
Here it is pulled tight on my mannequin. Is this something you will incorporate into your bra?