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Part Two ~ Alternative Elastic Finishes for the Children's Knickers Pattern #NJ201

Helen Cloke beginner advice children's knickers fold over elastic knickers pattern NJ201 photo tutorial

Part Two ~ Alternative Elastic Finishes for the Children's Knickers Pattern #NJ201

Part Two of the alternative elastic applications for the Children's Knickers Pattern #NJ201 covers fold-over-elastic.

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Alternative Elastic Finishes for the Children's Knickers Pattern #NJ201

Helen Cloke beginner advice how to apply elastic lingerie elastic nelliejoans201

Alternative Elastic Finishes for the Children's Knickers Pattern #NJ201

Wondering if you can use picot or other types of elastic on the Children's Knickers Pattern #NJ201?  Here is a tutorial to show you how.

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Monthly Musing ~ First time nerves

Helen Cloke beginner advice lingerie supplies

Monthly Musing ~ First time nerves

This month I launched an online business.  It's all brand new.  Never having been involved with e-commerce before I've had a lot of learning to do and luckily I've had some skilled people holding my hand and guiding me along the way.

These feelings of excitement, uncertainty and intimidation, reminded me of how I felt years ago when I wanted to start making bras but had no clue how to go about it.  So for those of you who may be looking at photos of all the pretty, handmade bras out there and feeling the same way I felt as a newbie bra maker then here is my advice for you (now if only I could go back in time and tell it to myself!)

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