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Topic: Circle Skirt HELP!  (Read 664 times)
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« on: November 06, 2007 06:10:44 AM »

Ive been working on making a circle skirt and everything was working out until I came to the waist band.  When I put the waist band in it made the skirt part too tight.  But it fit on my hips where I sized it before I sewed on the waste band.  Has anyone else had this problem or does any one know what I could be doing wrong?  Thanks for your help!
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2007 09:40:52 AM »

Are you using a stretchy material for the waist band? if you are could you not be strething while you sew, and are catching the skirt fabric too?

« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007 09:45:03 AM »

The materal I'm using for the waist band is stretchy.  But the top skirt isn't stretchy. The under skirt is the same materal as the waist band, so that's stretchy too.  I'm just not sure what I'm doing wrong.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007 11:57:28 AM »

This happened to me when I made my first circle skirt.  I found that making the waist band narrower (less than 1/2") made all the difference in the world.  The first time I tried to do a wide (1.5") band, and since my band was square, and the skirt was flared, it pulled the skirt up to the square piece's circumference.  Does that make sense?

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2007 04:26:10 AM »

I think I get what you're saying.  I'm going to give this waist band one more try.
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2007 06:06:35 AM »

Well, I guess I figured it out.  I'm not sure it was the most conventional way to do it, but the waist band is on and functional!
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