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Posted on: 10/2/03 10:18 AM
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Yesterday I made a pair of pants and I was in a hurry I did not watched out while cutting a waistband .I sewed it on and it appeared to be too small for the elastic what was going to be covered by it. I wanted to finish the pant and did not want to rip off the whole band and cut a wider band, so I used a matching brown satin bias tape that was in my stash and sewed the tape on. This was just the extra I needed to finish the pant.

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Jayme girl said... (4/17/05 4:04 PM) Reply
Ive done that many times Now when I find the waist belt is to tight I remove the belt use grograin(2 inch) sew it where the belt use to be Now I have a no belt skirt or pants and it looks better with out the belt
Sew it seams said... (10/6/03 8:54 AM) Reply
els, thanks for the tip. That was a good sollution to your too narrow waistband.
 
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