Added Jan 20, 2007
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Pin waistband onto the upper skirt edge, letting the underlap overlap at the back skirt piece. Stitch. Secure seam ends. Iron seam allowances into the waistband. Finish the seam allowance of the other long edge. (a)
Fold over waistband at the wrap line, right side inside. Stitch narrow ends onto each other. Trim seam allowances, cut diagonally at edges. Fold over and pin the waistband to the inside at the wrap line, pin to the base Seam. Iron. Coming from the right skirt end, stitch all waistband lines neatly, stitching the inner half to the base seam. Add buttonhole to the front waistband edge. Sew button to underlap (b)
De-baste seam, fold to the inside and pin. Iron. Stitch seam loosely by hand. ©
Fold and iron the lining seam to the inside. Fold in and stitch neatly, the lining skirt should be 1.5 cm (1/2 inch) shorter than the skirt.