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« on: February 19, 2009 01:42:20 PM »

So, I was trying to make a circle skirt, easy right?  Well, I must have gotten my calculations messed up. My waist hole is too big by about 2 inches. Is there any way I can fix it and make it smaller?
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2009 02:02:21 PM »

There are two things you can do!  (That are easy).  1, when you attach your waistband, make a casing in it, and add some elastic.  Or 2, make two faux "seams" on opposite sides of the skirt, each one .5".  This will remove the 2", 1" on either side, and the seams won't look goofy at all...it'll just look like you made the skirt in two pieces.  Hope that helps!

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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009 02:12:28 PM »

Thank you! I'm going home to try the elastic thing first and see how it works out. Much appreciated!
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2009 03:01:52 PM »

There's also an option three - make a "pleat" by folding in the excess fabric and sewing it so the hole fits your waist. That's what I did with my circle skirt with a too-big waist, and it worked like a charm - the fabric falls in a way so that you can't even see it's there.

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