Sewing instructions for women’s non stretch skirt:
- description of the content of the sewing instructions,
- examples of where to put in zips,
- cutting out the pattern,
- sewing skirt together and putting in zip,
- sewing waistband for skirt with one zip,
- sewing waistband for skirt with two zips.
Sewing waistband – single zip
CUTTING THE WAISTBAND
The waistband for this skirt is cut in the same way as for the stretch skirt. Rather than having the joining seam at the back, as for the stretch skirt, the non-stretch skirt‘s waistband meets at the front where the zip is, and overlaps itself so you can have a button hook or even Velcro for the join.
Cut the waistband the length of the waist + 8 cm long (the 8 cm includes 1 cm each end seam allowance + 6 cm overlap) and 8 cm wide (the 8 cm width is for an elastic which is 3 cm wide + 1 cm each end seam allowance).
This waistband is cut like the others, except for the piece of stretch fabric inserted into it to match the stretch panel. Measure carefully where to insert it so the waistband will fit both stretch join and have overlap at zip.
SEWING THE WAISTBAND
Check that the overlapping edges are placed so your preferred choice of button, hook or Velcro can be sewn on after the waistband is stitched in place.
If you have chosen a stretch panel at back make sure the stretch part of the waistband is attached to the stretch part of the skirt. Stitch on.
Fold up the waistband and press seams up towards the waistband.
Fold the waistband down on the inside of the skirt. The folded edge is pressed under making the waistband even on front and back sides of skirt. Stitch the edges together and put stitching around the bottom of waistband to secure it and make a flat join.