Added Nov 7, 2007
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Doubling the Waistband
Stitch the side seams at the waistband pieces that are not reinforced with interfacing. Fold apart and iron seam allowances. Place the waistband that is not reinforced right sides facing onto the waistband that is reinforced, pin the upper edges and front edges onto each other. When doing this, place the seam allowance of the base seam downward at the right front end of the waistband. Stitch coming from the reinforced waistband (a).
Trim seam allowances, cut in at the rounded edges, cut diagonally at the edges. Turn the waistband that is not reinforced over to the Inside. Pin edges. Pin the upper waistband folded in onto the base seam. Stitch the around the waistband, allowing 7 mm (about 1/4"), coming from the right pant piece and stitching the inner half at the base seam (b). Add in the button hole into the right front edge of the waistband (see instructions of your sewing machine). Attach the button at the left front edge waistband. Place the latch downward. Sew the small buttons onto the latch ends, taking in the pants.
Baste seam allowances, fold over to the inside and pin, then iron. Stitch the lower pant leg allowing 2.5 inches (6.35cm), stitching the seam allowances. Iron the creases at the lower pant legs again.