Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Beginner's Forum > Facing on Contour Waistband ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Facing on Contour Waistband
How to make the facing band fit
Weif
Weif  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
CANADA
Member since 5/8/10
Posts: 29
Login to reply to this post

Date: 3/21/12 2:19 PM

Hello,

I finally have a pattern for a pair of dress trousers that fit (I am so happy!! For those interested, I started with a Burda pattern). They have a contoured waistband and this is where the trouble is.... while the waist is the right length, I can't seem to sew the uninterfaced facing band to the outer, interfaced band and have the facing lay flat and look nice on the inside (the facing seems too long on length and then gets pulls and folds when I tried to stitch in the ditch on the outside of the pant to sew it down).

I was thinking that maybe if I interfaced the facing too that may help or I could sew at 6-7/8" instead of 5/8" when joining the facing pieces together as this would shorten it? I'm open to trying any other good tips or tricks to make the facing fit and lay flat.

Thanks you for your help.

Weif

MNBarb
starstarstarstar
MNBarb  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MN USA
Member since 4/3/10
Posts: 1536
Login to reply to this post

Date: 3/21/12 3:23 PM

I've made tons of pants with contour waistbands so might be able to help.

I have added interfacing to both WB and facing. I also glue-baste (to death with a washable glue stick) the facing to the WB. I do this while placing the pants over my pressing ham to maintain the shape. When the glue dries everything should be in place and ready to ditch-stitch.

------
Barb
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas Edison
"I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow." Woodrow Wilson

Weif
Weif  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
CANADA
Member since 5/8/10
Posts: 29
Login to reply to this post

In reply to MNBarb <<


Date: 3/27/12 8:04 PM

Thanks for the tip Barb. I will try using a glue stick to stick everything in place before I sew.

Weif

Nancy K
starstarstar
Nancy K
Advanced
NY USA
Member since 12/28/04
Posts: 8070
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Weif <<


Date: 3/27/12 9:12 PM

I interface the facing with a light interfacing unless it's a heavier fabric. The second thing I do is use a smaller sas, usually 3/8". You can also use a light weight double sided fusible tape to keep it from scooting ahead and causing those wrinkles. I do all of the above. Make sure that you line up the seams first. You can also hand baste to keep it in place.

------
www.nancyksews.blogspot.com

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. Beginner's Forum >> Facing on Contour Waistband

Merchants on PR
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Online Sewing Classes
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts
Fee: $39.99
(Regular $39.99)
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts

StyleArc Janet Jacket Janet Jacket
photo
Review by clothingen... on 2/4/14
Read Review

McCalls 6726 Pattern ( Size NBN-SML-MED-LRG-XLG )
McCalls 6726 Pattern ( Size NBN-SML-MED-LRG-XLG )

Details
Price: $13.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simplicity 1732 Pattern ( Size 14-16-18-20-22 )
Simplicity 1732 Pattern ( Size 14-16-18-20-22 )

Details
Price: $17.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

BurdaStyle Magazine 01-2009-109 Pea Coat
photo
Review by myraminx on 7/30/11
Read Review

Peek-A Boo Art Smock Digital Pattern ( Size 2T-7 )
Peek-A Boo Art Smock Digital Pattern ( Size 2T-7 )

Details
Price: $4.99
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Blank Slate TeeX3 Digital Pattern
Blank Slate TeeX3 Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Christine Jonson Shirred Top & Princess Wrap
Christine Jonson Shirred Top & Princess Wrap

Details
Price: $18.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Chloe Handbag
Chloe Handbag

Details
Price: $9.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN