Waistband change

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Hi all,
To change a fitted waistband to a pull on waistband; what changes would you
make to the pattern?
I have an idea how to do it but I'd like to hear others opinions or
experiences.

Thanks,
AK in PA



Re: Waistband change


AK&DStrohl wrote:
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In order to add the ease necessary to pull them on past your
hips (without a zipper), the waist has to be expanded to the
hip measurement, *plus a little*.  Usually, it's sufficient
to leave darts unsewn, and draw a straight line up from the
full hip point to the waist, at the side seams (and CB and
CF it they taper at all) and add a casing.

Beverly




Re: Waistband change

The stretch of the fabric matters.  Pin the fabric you intend to use
into a circle the size of the waist you intend to make, then see
whether you can pull it over your hips without bending the pin.

Joy Beeson
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