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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Quick and easy curved waistband

Kudos to MellySews for the curved waistband cheat-sheet.  It worked!

  • While trying on the garment measured the distance from the top of the unfinished garment to where the top of the waistband would sit - this is the width of the waistband.
  • Measured the garment circumference at the waistline 
  • Added overlap for the opening
  • Divided waistline by 8
  • Drew 8 rectangles 1/8 garment circumference wide x width of waistband tall AND
  • Added a 1cm allowance on one side of the rectangles (for overlap for taping)

  • Measured my waistline
  • Subtracted my waist measurement from the garment measurement
  • Divided the Variance by 8
  • Overlapped the top edge of each rectangle by 1/8 the Variance
  • Taped the overlapping rectangles to paper
  • Used a Seam Gauge to draw in the seam allowance to draft the final pattern piece

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