How To Make An Elastic “Self Band” Waistband

| May 27, 2015

  The self band elastic waistband can only be made when the garment has not been dart-fitted at the waistline.  Cut the garment with an extension above the waistline (A) that is twice the width of the elastic plus 3/8″.  Mark the waistline with a basting thread.  cut a length of elastic to fit snugly […]

Working With Waistbands And Facings

| April 21, 2010

          There are several ways to finish the waistline of skirts and slacks.  The straight waistband is the most familiar and the most popular, but a stretch waistband  or a simple facing may be used.  The pattern will specify a waistline treatment, but a different finish can often be substituted if desired.           Straight waistbands […]