Waists & Waistbands: A Directory of Design Details and Techniques

Overview

A well-made waistband is the key to a great-fitting and comfortable garment. Whether you are looking for a casual drawstring, a comfortable elastic or a tailored seam - this book will teach home seamstresses how to create waistbands to suit a variety of garments and styles.

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Waists & Waistbands: A Directory of Design Details and Techniques

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Overview

A well-made waistband is the key to a great-fitting and comfortable garment. Whether you are looking for a casual drawstring, a comfortable elastic or a tailored seam - this book will teach home seamstresses how to create waistbands to suit a variety of garments and styles.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565235557
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Series: Select-n-Stitch Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,248,890
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mindy Kinsey learned to sew by making doll clothes and tiny quilts on a vintage Singer featherweight sewing machine. She has sewn both clothing and home decor items, and also enjoys beading, scrapbooking, knitting, and embroidery. Now an editor at Fox Chapel Publishing, Mindy has worked in the collectibles and crafts markets since 1994.

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Table of Contents

Waistbands for Pants and Skirts
    Basic Elastic Waistband (combine Elasticized Waist for a Skirt and elasticized waistband with a heading)
    Elasticized Waistband Enclosed in a Casing
    Elasticized Waistband with Multiple Rows of Stitching for Lightweight Knits
    Drawstring Waist
    Lapped Zipper
    Women's Fly-Front Zipper
    Men's Fly-Front Zipper
    Trouser Waistband

Dress Waists
    Basic Seamed Waistline
    Ribbon-Reinforced Seamed Waistline
    Inset Waistband
    Single-Elasticized Waist for a Dress or Tunic
    Double-Elasticized Waist for a Dress or Tunic
    Peplum

Waistbands for Jackets
    Elasticized Waist
    Side-Tied Drawstring Waist with Eyelets
    Front-Tied Drawstring Waist with a Casing
    Partially Tunneled Elasticized Back
    Ribbed Waistband on a Woven-Fabric Garment

Appendix
    Fitting New & Existing Garments
        Pants/Skirt: Letting out the waist
        Pants/Skirt: Taking in the waist
        Pants/Skirt: Taking in a back waistline bulge
        Pants: Taking in the center back

    Adjusting Patterns
        Dress: Lower back is too long
        Dress: skirt front is tight
        Dress: side seam is crooked
        Pants/Skirt: Loose at the side seam
        Pants/Skirt: Tight at the side seam
        Pants/Skirt: tight at the hipbone
        Pants: back waist is high
        Pants: crotch or abdomen is tight

    Making a Belt
    Buttons & Buttonholes
    Hooks & Eyes
    Basic Stitches

Index

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