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Rule of thumb for leo neckline elastic

Heikedog

Rule of thumb for leo neckline elastic
« on: June 08, 2017, 23:21:52 PM »
I thought I read somewhere that the elastic for a standard, run of the mill neckline on a lycra leotard should be 90% of the actual length of the neckline, but I can't find that factoid anywhere for confirmation.  Does such a pearl of wisdom exist?

Thanks!

Marniesews

Re: Rule of thumb for leo neckline elastic
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 02:47:33 AM »
It's usually 85% when binding a neckline with the lycra itself but I can't say I've seen a percentage quoted for elastic. I was a big fan of rubber tape and, while it's still my favoured type of elastic I'm using less and less frequently in favour of self binding and folded bands around leg openings too. My GDG likes them better, a little softer and no wedgies either.
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