SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Fitting Woes > how to shape a skirt with an elastic waist? ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
how to shape a skirt with an elastic waist?
lizallium
lizallium
Member since 12/13/11
Posts: 2
Send Message

      



Date: 1/30/12 1:45 PM



I made a skirt with an elastic waistband,d and it turned out pretty well but I would like it to be more fitted. Is it too late, or are there any tips on how to bring it in some around the hips/rump? I read that darts won't work with an elastic waist, but I wonder if something else will...

tigergirl
star
tigergirl  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
Queensland Australia
Member since 11/30/09
Posts: 292
Send Message

      



Date: 1/30/12 2:40 PM

Darts can work to a degree. Basically, you'll still need to get the skirt on, so the waist will still need to be big enough for you to step in to or pull down over your shoulders.

Is it a knit? If it's a knit, there's no problem at all, as the fabric can stretch, so you could shape the side seams and/or put darts in to shape it exactly to you.

If it's woven, it'll depend on how much room you need to get into it as to how much shaping you can do around the waist. You could also try slightly pegging the skirt.

------
Brother BM-2600
Janome 693
Lumina Overlocker (Serger)
http://tigergirladventures.blogspot.com/

diane s
star
diane s  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Oregon USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 4912
Send Message

      



Date: 1/30/12 3:06 PM

Since there's no zipper you have to have enough room in the waist to pull it up over your hips.
I've had success with stretch wovens, making a fairly straight skirt and then using 1" elastic instead of a facing. The skirt is nice and smooth at the waist, and the stretch helps to put it on. I don't think it could work with non stretch fabric.

------
My grandmother taught me to sew when I was 10, and I've been sewing ever since.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fitting Woes >> how to shape a skirt with an elastic waist?

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Sewing Basics
Sewing Basics

Class Details

Online Class
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Class Details

Self Drafted Pattern 214272-1000

photo
by: KAHooke

Review
You Sew Girl Day Bag Pattern

You Sew Girl Day Bag Pattern

More Info
Stitch 'n' Flip Jacket Construction - A downloadable Book by Shannon Gifford

Stitch 'n' Flip Jacket Construction  - A downloadable Book by Shannon Gifford

More Info

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.