A question on this for those of you out there with more sewing experience than I: how hard is it to sew a stretchy spandex or lycra material while its stretched out to its maximum?
That's how you sew elastic to fabric to make a gather. It's not hard at all. Just stretch the elastic out and hold it tight as you run it and the fabric through the sewing machine. When you let go, voila! the elastic shortens up and the fabric gathers. Stretchy spandex or lycra should work the same. Good thread. I'm enjoying reading about your DIY analysis. Thanks, brother!
Mountains have a dreamy way
Of folding up a noisy day
In quiet covers, cool and gray.
---Leigh Buckner Hanes
Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.