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Sewing Techniques: Applied Elastic Waistband

In my last post, we went over how to choose an appropriate elastic for a skirt waistband, as well as tips on calculating the quantity of elastic you’ll need, based on your measurements and the amount of stretch in the elastic.  Now we’ll get on with the actual sewing of one way to apply an… Continue reading Sewing Techniques: Applied Elastic Waistband

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Techniques: Choosing & Measuring Elastic for Waistbands

Although my Asymmetrical Skirt Sew-Along is technically finished, I did promise to show you an alternative way to finish the elastic waist. The pattern’s instructions called for cutting a separate waistband, folding this over to form a casing, into which elastic is inserted (see this post for details of this technique); in my next post,… Continue reading Techniques: Choosing & Measuring Elastic for Waistbands

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Wrap Skirt Sew-Along 4: Finishing the Waistband

Now that we’ve got the main part of your waistband/tie ends constructed, we just need to add the facings to the waistband, do some hand-stitching to finish the waistband invisibly, then complete the skirt with buttons and buttonholes. We’re almost done! Note: After looking at the dozens of photos I took while finishing my skirt,… Continue reading Wrap Skirt Sew-Along 4: Finishing the Waistband