Waists & Waistbands: A Directory of Design Details and Techniques

Waists & Waistbands: A Directory of Design Details and Techniques

by Mindy Kinsey

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Waists & Waistbands: A Directory of Design Details and Techniques by Mindy Kinsey

The silhouette of a garment is often defined by the waistline. Whether it's a dress with a fitted top and body-skimming bottom or a pair of pants that sits at the natural waist and lies flat over the hips, your clothes should fit and flatter your figure. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607650119
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Series: Select-n-Stitch
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 17 MB
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About 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.

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

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

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


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