Beware sewing interwebs, Cake Patterns
is hosting another sew along for it's latest pattern release and I'm part of it! Go Esme House!
Since Steph released a whole mini collection and not just a dress this time we get points for all the leggings and clutches we sew up as well. I cut out three pair on my first day and am now ready to insert the elastic waistband. I use a slightly different method, I don't even know if this should even technically be a hack...
1. Cut the elastic to your exact measurement. Instead of overlapping and sewing down the elastic, butt the two pieces of elastic against each other and stitch to a piece of woven fabric.
2. Stitch a lot! I prefer and used a zig zag stitch on my leggings.
2a. Trim fabric to stitching lines so it is invisible from the front.
3. Mark center back off to one side of join.
|Center front and center back read to be pinned to my leggings.|
Continue on following the expresso directions. This gives you a waist band with no lump at all! What do you think?