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Waistband too short

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    Profile photo of JohannaJohanna @clothandbobbin

    I’m finishing a size 12 City Stroll Wrap Skirt. The waistband seems to be too short to fit on the skirt. The waistband piece is 21 1/2″ and is cut on the fold so would end up 43″ minus 1″ after sewing together the ends before turning. The waist on the unfinished skirt is 43″ so I’m short an inch. I can cut another waistband but wondered if it is me or the pattern.

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    Are you looking at the cut line or the seam line? Sometimes the two are quite different especially on a curved waistband.
    I’ve also had waistbands slightly smaller than the skirt to encourage a snug fit.
    I haven’t made this so I’m not sure if it’s intended or not.
    Good luck 🙂

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    Depending on your fabric, you may need to ease in the waist a bit to fit the waistband. To do this, you would just add a gathering stitch to the top edge of the skirt and pull up on the thread tails to cinch up the fabric a bit. Then you’ll just smooth the fabric so you don’t have any puckers before sewing it. Does that make sense?

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    Profile photo of JohannaJohanna @clothandbobbin

    Yes it does make sense and is very likely due to the fact that I’m using the woven fabrics since they seem to be a little more loosely woven. Thanks for the idea.

    Johanna

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    Profile photo of littlepapayalittlepapaya @littlepapaya

    Hello,
    I’ve made a size 10 skirt and the size 10 waistband is just miles to short. I’ve double checked the sizes on the pattern and also re-printed to make sure I hadn’t missed any part out.

    Any clues? I’m stumped! Trying to finish it for my holiday!

    Thank you,

    Fiona

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    Profile photo of littlepapayalittlepapaya @littlepapaya

    Sorted it out thanks! 🙂

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    Oh, I’m glad you figured it out! Thanks for letting us know.

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