September 21, 2020
Waistband and Waistband Curtain Assembly.
This waistband actually has a curtain on the inside of the pant. This simple curtain hangs 1/2" (12mm) below the inside of the waistband and hides the seam allowance construction, for a nice finished look. This is such a nice feature that can easily be added to other projects with waistbands. Have a look at what we have done so far on, Day One, Day Two, and Day Three of the Sew Along.
Today, we will just be assembling Waistband E and the Waistband Curtain F. This pairing will be added to the pants later in our sew along series.
First, fold each waistband curtain wrong sides together, matching the long edges, and press.
Waistband and Waistband curtain cut out and ready for assembly.
With right sides together, place one Waistband to one Waistband Curtain with the top raw edges of both pieces aligning and match the notches. Then pin the top raw edge to secure. The center front edges should matching together. The back edge of the Waistband will be longer then the Waistband Curtain. Stitch together at the top raw edge seam allowance, being sure to back stitch at the start and finish.
Waistband and waistband curtain pinned ready for sewing seam allowance.
Waistband and waistband curtain sewn at top raw edge.
Waistband and waistband curtain sewn together.
Open up the waistband and waistband curtain and press the seam open.
At the center front, fold the 1/2" (13mm) seam allowance of both pieces to the wrong side and press creating a clean edge.
Then, fold the waistband and waistband curtain together with wrong side of the waistband facing the waistband curtain, and press. Be sure to roll the waist band edge toward the waist band curtain, so the waist band curtain will not be seen on the outside of the garment. You can understitch the waistband curtain here if you like, but you may be topstitching later, so it may not be necessary. Be sure the center front edge is straight and pressed to the inside.
Center front edge pressed under.
Waistband and waistband curtain complete for now.
Go ahead and repeat this construction on the other waistband piece with the welt pocket construction. Even if you are not including the welt pocket, it will be nice to get the prep work done for both waistbands, which we will assemble to the pants later in our sew along.
With the waistband and waistband curtains assembled, set them aside.
Join me on Day 5 of the Sew Along and we will assemble the Front Buttonhole Facing to the front of the pants.
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