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comfort waistbands

Made_lyn | Posted in Fitting on

Can someone please provide a pattern for comfort waistbands? My husband has it made. If I gain weight my favorite clothes becomes obsolete until I lose weight. We don’t always have time for that. I can’t believe there aren’t clothes with comfort waistbands for women at all, only for men. When I have to order a larger size I have that gappy look which isn’t too flattering. At least the elastic in a comfort waistband hugs the body better. Please help. Thank you

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  1. Memmy | | #1

    One thing you could consider is to have a centre back seam  in you waist band. This what men have and then the crotch seam can continue into the back waistband and you can allow a large centre back seam and let it in and out as needed.

    The other option is to cut your waist an inch or two bigger by adding at the side seams and then increasing your waistband to match . Interface the band from the front edge in about 3 inches .Attach the waist band right sides to gether to the pants and the cut a piece of 1 inch elastic which fits you around the waist with a little firmness Lay this in the waist band and attach it at the centre back and side seams and the at the point where the interfacing finishes and fold over the waist band to enclose the elastic and stitch in the ditch to finish off the waist band ( you will have some vertical lines of stitching on the outside of your waist band but you could line these up with belt carriers.so you dont see them.. Do button holes as usual. These instructions are for pants with a front fly opening. There are lots of variations but I think the key is to strtch the elastic evenly around the waist and then to attach at the centre back and sides . Good luck

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