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I've been playing with the spiffy new serger and having lots of fun. However, I have an issue. I made Butterick 4807 - knit pants with a self-fabric knit waistband. Fresh out of the dryer, they fit beautifully. But the longer I wear them the more the fabric of the waistband stretches, until the pants are sitting a good 4 inches below where they should. They threaten to fall off me bum. And imagine where that puts the crotch seam. Not good.

So, is this:
a) a pattern problem?
b) a fabric problem?
c) got any other ideas?

I can't make them any smaller or the waistband won't stretch enough to get over my hips in the first place.

Date: 2008-02-15 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Adding an elastic band inside the waistband that's sized to be UNstretched when the pants are on might help.

They threaten to fall off me bum.
That really sounds like the sort of thing that ought to be documented. ;P

Date: 2008-02-15 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I agree with the above.

and conrats on getting a serger!

Date: 2008-02-15 01:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Cotton is famous for that...though that doesn't help with the problem. I ditto Soubrettic's suggestion. Alternatively, can you run a tie-string through the band at all?

Date: 2008-03-28 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was just going to suggest a tie string too. Many pants have both elastic with an extra tie.

Date: 2008-02-15 02:10 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-03-24 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi there! Dropping you a line. May I add you?


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