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Topic: Circle Skirt - Am I doing it right?  (Read 385 times)
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« on: July 19, 2008 07:49:25 PM »


« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2008 04:40:15 AM »

If you sew the waistband on the way that it is pinned here, the seam will be on the outside.  Pin it to the right side of the fabric... always right sides together.

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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008 09:01:57 PM »

First off, ^ has a good point. You do need to sew the right sides together, or else the waistband will come out wonky.

However, I feel like you were asking more about the fact that the skirt fabric is bunching as you try to pin it to the waistband? This happens to me a lot. Sometimes you have to just go slow and sort of stretch them together in sections and pin it a million times. Sometimes, though, it means that your waistband loop just isn't long enough! I usually do my circle skirt waistbands as drawstring casings, since they give a little more leeway. With this waistband, it looks like it should be able to stretch enough that you'll be able to pin evenly though?

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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008 09:18:25 PM »

I use the stretch method, also!  The pinning needs to be where the stitches will go, too, since the easing needs to happen there, and not in the middle of the band.  You need to stretch to the front and back while you stitch, too. Stretching/curving the fabrics works up to a point, and you may want to sew on the biggest stitch first in case you need to remove stitches - then sew over on a normal stitch length once it's in place. 

If the waistband still won't fit, you may want to baste the top of the skirt, pull the thread and to gather to match the waistband size.

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