to sew in just a little bit past the where the pocket was joined. Top: thrifted skirt: selfmade (below) earrings: jewelmint bag: mulberry ( similar ) bike: globe wedges: steve madden (similar here and here supplies:.5 yards elastic sewing machine thread scissors pins, instructions: *Refer to this tutorial for extra help (but the waistband. So then you will be able to sew the waistband closed without a hard time. Sew a few rows of stitches to the elastic. I definitely going to chop off five or so good inches and a graphic tee the next time I sport this! When you sew the bands raw edges to the gathered part of the skirt, start at the side seam, but dont start directly on the seam, leave an inch or sewn unsewn, with extra band hanging out. Slide the elastic into the back half if your waistband till it gets to the other side seam (above the pocket). So half you waistbut stretched a few inches! In the top four corners of all 2 rectangles, sew the lip of the pocket (right sides of pocket and skirt together quarter inch in or half inch. Make sure it can slip over your hips! Cut a waistband width you like (I like 2.5 inches but doubled (4 to 7 inches) plus one inch for seam allowance. . Mine were at least 4 inches longer than my hands.
Replace the pin that is holding one of the ends of the elastic with a few straight stitches. Iron the waistband in half, making the long edges touch leaving a half inch on both ends for seam allowance. Or you can gather it after step. For example, I wanted 2 inches wide so 4 inches (doubled) plus one inch (for seam allowance) 5 inches. . You will gather the back more when you sew it to the band. Join the ends of the waistband together by sewing the bands right sides together with the elastic slipped in as well. Gather the front rectangle (front part of you skirt) to half your waist size. Cut 2 rectangles they will be the length you want BY selvedge to selvedge measurements (around 45). It should still be able to stretch over you hips.