How To Make a “Separate Band” Elastic Waistband

| May 19, 2010

Last week we gave instructions on how to make a “self band” elastic waist band, and today we’re going to make a “separate” band for the elastic waist skirts and slacks.           This method is suitable only for knits with stretch, and is the method used by most of the expensive brands of women’s clothing.  […]

How To Make Straight Waistbands

| May 5, 2010

STRAIGHT WAISTBANDS         The straight waistband is the most basic and the most popular of all waistband styles.  The waistband is cut with an extended (self) facing (A) which is then applied to the garment as a flat piece.  The ends are made and finished while it is being applied to the garment.  The length […]

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 […]