Who here can NOT stand twisted elastic bands?? I see all the hands up. I'm with you. It's ridiculous and annoying and too often becomes a piece of clothing that doesn't get worn. We want clothing that we can be comfy in and don't need to adjust every so often.
Quartering Necklines, Cuffs, Ruffles Etc.
In the case of the bands/cuffs you will need to stretch them to match their corresponding pieces. But how can you be sure you've stretched them evenly across the garment? And gathered skirts/ruffles (as the name implies) need to be gathered down to size to match their corresponding pieces. Again - how can you be sure to gather and distribute them in more even amounts?