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ChrissyJ
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Date: 8/12/12 0:29 AM

I'm making jeans using instructions from the "Jean-ius" class on Craftsy. The waistband is supposed to be cut on the crossgrain to give it a little bit of stretch, and so you can press a contour into it. In my case, I'm using stretch fabric, and I'm worried about the waist stretching out too much. Should I add some interfacing maybe? Any other ideas? On my practice pair, I second guessed the instructions and cut the waistband on the lengthwise grain, and now the jeans are too small!

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Date: 8/12/12 8:40 AM

Could you "interface" the waistband - particularly the back - with no-roll elastic in the same width as the finished waistband?

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Date: 8/12/12 8:49 AM

I'd add interfacing to the front and elastic to the back.

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Date: 8/12/12 11:34 AM

I would try some fusible knit interfacing--it will stabilize the fabric without taking away all the the stretch. Just make sure to cut the interfacing on the cross grain as well.

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Date: 8/13/12 9:46 AM

Oh, that's a great class.

Based on my experience you're correct in wanting to stabilize the waistband. For all contoured or stretch waistbands I use my favorite seam stay and sew it into the top seam of the waistband. It is a 1/16-1/8" lightweight twill/braid which I found at a closeout store. Before I found this sewing room staple I used the cut off selvage from lightweight fabric.

If you look at ready to wear such as Talbot's, they routinely use this technique.

Maybe it's my stomach but I've found that using stabilizer doesn't work as it stretches after a while.

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Date: 8/13/12 10:26 AM

I use good quality knit, fusible interfacing. Sometimes I interface both waistband and facing. If the waistband fits well you don't want it stretching out with wear resulting in "droopy drawers".

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