Online Sewing Class: Fit the Tee to a T
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Tips & Techniques > Twill tape at waistline

Viewed 5823 times
Posted by: Shira Jacobson-Rogers
photo

 
 
About Shira Jacobson-Rogers
CA
Member since: 8/24/02
Reviews: 10 (tips: 1)
Skill level:Intermediate
more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 11/16/02 4:25 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 2 people   
Probably many of you are familiar with this technique; I noticed it used in a pair of RTW pants that I was taking in. In the seam joining facing to pants or skirt, there is a narrow twill tape sewn (or it could be fused) at the seamline. I used this technique in a skirt I made recently (i.e. sew a strip of twill tape when joining facing to garment) and it seems to help prevent stretching along this seam and keep the darts looking nice and shapely.

<< Previous    Next >>

Merchants on PR

Boho Banjo art to wear


pdf sewing patterns
Web site

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Web site

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


4 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
Cecile Owens said... (3/5/10 5:45 PM) Reply
I used to fold down the fabric (mostly fleece) of my pattern, make a slit in the folded part, and insert the elastic & slip stitch the slit closed...your tip is much sleeker (P.S. My waist definitely does not need more bulk (neither does my waist does n0t my nearly flat posterier be posterier) so now I'm going to check the waist of my widest part and and add an inch to my widest part. Thanks!!!!
Cecile Owens said... (3/5/10 5:44 PM) Reply
I used to fold down the fabric (mostly fleece) of my pattern, make a slit in the folded part, and insert the elastic & slip stitch the slit closed...your tip is much sleeker (P.S. My waist definitely does not need more bulk (neither does my waist does n0t my nearly flat posterier be posterier) so now I'm going to check the waist of my widest part and and add an inch to my widest part. Thanks!!!!
Mary Muir said... (11/22/02 2:02 AM) Reply
Good Tip, thank you!
said... (11/17/02 4:06 PM) Reply
If you are working in a stretch fabric (particularly a woven stretch) this works well using the see-thru stretch elastic tape that is now available. That way the stretch properties of the fabric are maintained, and you don't get that billowy stretched out look that often happens with stretch fabrics at the waistline.
Click here if you wish to edit your comment
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets

Class Details

Online Class
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Class Details

Victoria Jones Collection 309 Womens' Long Dress

Victoria Jones Collection 309 Womens' Long Dress

Pattern Details
Sewing Workshop Oasis Skirt Pattern

Sewing Workshop Oasis Skirt Pattern

Pattern Details

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

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.