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trouble with the waistband on skirt

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    ali8780 @ali8780

    Hello!

    I am sewing the A-line skirt and having a bit of trouble with the waistband. I’m pinning it to the skirt and it isn’t long enough to pin evenly across the skirt. The front part fits between the two notches, but there’s about an inch and a half of extra skirt in the back, is this how it is supposed to be or did I do something wrong?

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    April Henry @April1930s

    I think I had this issue initially until I realized I wasn’t aligning the notches up as indicated. Can you start with the center front and then see where the notches end up meeting?

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    ali8780 @ali8780

    well, what I did was line up the seams in the back like the instructions told me to, and then I lined up the notches on the sides to the side seams. That gave me a perfectly flat front and a back with all of the excess that I mentioned…

    Is there another way to line it up? I can’t imagine how…

    nothing like this has ever happened to me, and I’ve double checked that I cut the patterns correctly too.

    I suppose the only way to fix it would be to measure the waist and cut another waistband piece to fit?

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    ali8780 @ali8780

    ok, I just re-aligned it from the center front and the same thing happened–side seams match up to the notches and back has the problems…

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    April Henry @April1930s

    OH! It just dawned on me! There might be an additional errata piece inside your pattern. If not, you can make the necessary adjustment by following this link: http://www.oliverands.com/patterns/skirts/errata/patterns5.phtml

    I try to remember to check the errata page for each pattern – sometimes I forget, and more often than not the little touch-ups are so minor it’s an easy fix.

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    ali8780 @ali8780

    oh–Ok! I totally overlooked the errata page! What a relief! I thought I was losing my ability to construct clothing 😉

    Thank you so much!

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