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can't fit the waistband!
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Date: 2/12/12 11:40 AM

Oh the frustration!!
I'm making jalie jeans out of stretch corduroy. I read the reviews and decided to cut the waistband on the no-stretch direction and add a light interfacing.
I took 4 darts amounting to 4cm out of the back yoke to account for gaposis, and substracted the same amount from the length of the waistband.
I just went to attach the waistband and it is way too short by about 2 inches!!!!
I double-checked that I cut the right pattern piece size and I did.
What could have gone wrong???!!!!
Thanks in advance for your thoughts... I do believe my sewing skills are at this point regressing !



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Date: 2/12/12 12:11 PM

If I have not sewn the pattern before, I sew a muslin just to make sure because you never know. I would just treat this pair of jeans as a muslin and fit it and then cut out another. Or you could recut the waistband if you have more material

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Date: 2/12/12 12:35 PM

I haven't used this particular pattern, but did you make sure the waistband pattern includes room for the overlap in front? Or maybe you accidentally took the darts out twice?

I've also sometimes had a lot of trouble with pants waistlines stretching out as I work on them, especially with stretch fabrics. Have you tried the pants and waistband on to see which is the correct size? If the waistband fits you could try easing the pants into the waistband, maybe after putting them through the wash to help the stretch recover.
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In reply to argiope

Date: 2/12/12 1:27 PM

Hi argiope,
I have tugged these on and off a lot! I just re-measured and the yoke edge is 2 cm longer than it should be, even with 2 cm of dart take-up. Damn.
Washing sounds like a good idea, but I fear for the already-fraying corduroy.... If I just cut a new waistband, though, it would be way too big.
I'll go and try steaming and ease-stitching...
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Date: 2/15/12 2:39 PM

I have one contoured waistband patteren piece. I am not sure what original pattern it came from now but it fits me great. So I know it is now in my Jalie 2908 packet and I pull it out for whatever pants I am making it always fits. beautifully. So if you have a contoured waistband that fits from another pattern maybe you could try it on this one?
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