Attaching contour waistband
I worked on the skirt pattern yesterday evening and completed the front portion. I am trying something new, for me, using a technique I read in a past Threads’ article.
I decided to attach the front contour waistband to the skirt front first. Normally you stitch front and back skirt pieces together at side seams. Then you stitch front and back waistband pieces together at side seams. Once this is done you then attach the waistband to the skirt.
I used this new method for the front skirt lining as well.
Once I complete the back skirt darts and seams, I will attach the back waistband pieces also. The result will be that the all side seams (skirt and waistband) can be sewn in one continuous seam. This will allow me an opportunity to adjust the side seam in the waist and hip areas with out having to remove waist band stitches to then adjust if necessary.
Normally I do fittings along the way and get the best fit. With weight/body changes, some of my skirts made in the past two years, need adjusting for me to wear them again, needing to take up seams in most. This method would allow for more ease of altering.