Under What Are Your Fitting Challenges sewslow67 asked about bias waistbands. (9613.20). We have always heard that they must be on a straight grain, but possibly there are situations where bias would work. I would like more info from anyone on this also.
The only ideas I have for better fitting waistbands are elasticized and Nancy Zieman’s method of making a waistband larger than needed, then inserting elastic about 1 inch smaller than the band. It would need to be attached at both ends. I haven’t tried this. I find that it is not necessarily the waistband which causes the problem of being too tight, but the seam for the band and the pants, which sometimes digs in. If I make them too much larger, then they *are* large. Can’t win, but I am working on this.
Hopefully we can get a discussion going regarding waistbands.
As for my age, sewslow, I am “over 40”. I was in a chat room on a regular basis with the same people who were mainly in their 20s and 30s and I just told them that which wasn’t a lie. They had no idea just how much “over” I was. Teeheehee. Clue: I did post in the “Were you sewing in 1968?” thread. Any more info *will* cost you. (at least for now). LOL
Edited 3/12/2009 11:07 pm by JeanM
Edited 3/12/2009 11:10 pm by JeanM