Added Jun 6, 2007
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Doubling the Waistband (Turning it Over)
Stitch a side seam at the remaining waistband pieces. Fold apart and iron seam allowances. Pin the waistband piece without interfacing right sides facing onto the upper edge of the waistband piece with interfacing, seams meet. Fold the side edges of the waistband piece without interfacing to the outside at about 5mm from the slit edge. Fold the slit seam allowances of the waistband piece with interfacing to the outside, pin (a). Stitch along the upper waistband edge, trim seam allowances back to 4mm width. Turn the waistband piece without interfacing and slit seam allowances over to the inside. Iron edge, fold in and pin the waistband piece without interfacing above the waistband’s base seam, sew onto the zipper bands (b). Stitch neatly around the waistband.
Turning Over the Lower Skirt Edge
Place seam facing onto each other right sides facing, stitch side seams. Fold apart and iron seam allowances. Match upper seam edges, pin the facing right sides facing onto the lower
skirt edge. Side seams meet. Stitch ©.Trim the seam allowances back to 4mm and fold apart, iron. Pin the facing over to the inside, iron the edge. Stitch neatly allowing 7 mm. Sew the inner edge of the facing loosely to the skirt by hand (d).
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