November 07, 2008
I have finally made a start on sewing up the new pyjamas for Argy. As I make up the little pull-on pyjama pants, I thank goodness for simple elasticised waists. Easy to sew and comfy to wear.
Ode to elastic
by Hoppo Bumpo
I love it for its simplicity,
Its very simple splendour;
It holds, it grips, it cinches in,
Its a very effective suspender.
Its a favourite notion in my stash,
Simply put ... fantastic;
Rubber or synthetic-cored
Its the humble polymer, elastic.
To check the quality of your stretchy stuff,
Extend it with some strength;
It should recover to its initial shape
And definitely the original length.
Braided elastic should be encased;
Woven is the "heavy-weight";
Sew knitted right directly on
(Length: 100 percent less eight).
And with this final thought I say
Be sure to purchase more;
Replace tired old stretchy stuff
Lest your undies hit the floor.