Added Oct 17, 2011
Stitch side seams of waistband, leaving inside half of one seam open, to insert elastic. Press seam allowances open. Mark centre front on waistband. Fold waistband in half, wrong side in. Press fold lightly and unfold. Turn in ends of twill tape (finished length = 6 cm (23/8 ins)). Mark centre. Stitch tape to outer waistband 2.5 cm (1 in) below fold, matching centres. Insert eyelets 2 cm (3/4 in) to each side of centre front. Fold waistband in half again. Stitch lengthwise edges together to upper skirt edge, stretched to fit. Pull elastic into waistband. Sew ends together to a circumference of 72 – 76 – 80 – 84 – 88 cm (281/2 – 30 – 311/2 – 33 – 343/4 ins). Pull cord into waistband, through seam opening, and pass ends out through eyelets. Slip cord stoppers over ends of cord. Knot ends. Sew seam opening closed.
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