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Topic: Attaching a jersey knit waistband to a gathered skirt?  (Read 905 times)
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« on: March 20, 2010 10:08:10 AM »

I'm still pretty new to sewing, so sorry if this is a really silly question!

I made a gathered skirt with jersey knit fabric, and the waistband out of the same material. But when I attached the waistband I got this big lumpy seam on the inside. It still looks nice from the outside, but for future projects I would like to figure out how to hide the gathered seam on the inside. Does that make sense?

Any help is greatly appreciated!!
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2010 11:22:45 AM »

If you have access to a serger, use it to attach both pieces and the seam will have a minimal bulk with a good neat finish.  If you haven't, I suggest you trim the seam allowance of each part at a different width, to minimise the bulk.

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2010 05:07:59 PM »

If you don't have a serger, you can zigzag in the seam allowance, and then trim close to that, and it's sort of a poor man's serger finish.  It'll achieve the same end, though, of minimizing the bulk.

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