Sewing instructions for stretch skirt:
- description of the content of the sewing instructions,
- cutting out the pattern,
- sewing the skirt,
- sewing a simple elastic waistband (alternative 1),
- sewing a fabric waistband (alternative 2).
Sewing a waistband
CUTTING THE WAISTBAND
To get the width of the waistband you add the width of the elastic plus 1 cm seam allowance).
Then you double that because the waistband is folded in the middle. So in this case, you have (3 cm + 1 cm) 4 cm x 2 = 8 cm.
Once the waistband is cut out, you need to press it with a hot iron to crease the folds into it. You need to fold it in half, then fold in each end 2.5 cm (that is what the extra 5 cm you added onto the waist length is used for).
Fold and iron on the marked lines.
SEWING THE WAISTBAND
Cut and press the waistband according to the instructions. Pin the waistband to the outside of the skirt, making sure you pass one end of the waistband tube through the other so that the fabric is overlapped.
Attached to the skirt in small stitches.