Added Dec 31, 2010
by Jamie Lau
Brooklyn, New Yo...
Draft a rectangle that is 28 1/2 inches (waist measurement plus ease) by 2 inches (double your desired finished waistband width). Label the corners A, B, C, and D as shown. (Please note that this is a sketch and not the actual full-size draft.)
Measure over the amount of your back waist measurement from A and mark E (6 7/8 inches, as calculated in Step 8). Square down from E and draw a straight line down, marking F.
Next, measure over the amount of your front waist measurement from E and mark G (7 3/8 inches, as calculated in Step 2). Square down from G and draw a straight line down, marking H.
Next, measure over the amount of your front waist measurement from G and mark I. Square down from I and draw a straight line down, marking J.
Next, measure over the amount of your back waist measurement from I and mark B. Square down from B and draw a straight line down, marking D.
Determine the width of your extension for the sew-on snap (3/4 inch), with the overlap going towards the left. Measure over this amount from B and mark K. Square down from K and draw a straight line down, marking L. Mark the placement for your sew-on snap.
Draw a dotted line to mark the waistband foldline (1 inch) and mark M and N.
Mark center front, center back, sides, extension, and foldline.
Notch marks should be 1/4 inch long with a 1/8 inch bar across the top. Notch the following: center front, center back, the sides, and foldline. Draw in your length grainline and write in your cutting instructions. For the waistband, write in “Cut 1 – self / Cut 1 – interfacing.”
Add 1/2 inch seam allowance all around for cutting.
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