|WAISTLINE EDGE TREATMENTS - Waistline edge treatments are used |
on garments that end and are finished at the natural or modified waistline
and provide definition for the waist.
|Waistbands - A waistband is an applied piece of fabric that is sewn to the |
garment at the fashion waistline.
| 1. The waistband is cut on the appropriate grain. |
| 2. The garment is not stretched when the waistband is applied. |
| 3. The application seam is smooth and even. |
| 4. The waistband is smooth and flat. |
| 5. Sufficient interfacing is used to prevent the waistband from distorting |
or rolling over on itself.
| 6. Facings of faced waistbands are constructed of appropriate material. |
| 7. Both the overlap and the under lap are neatly finished and the comers|
are squared, unless otherwise designed.
| 8. The width of the waistband is even along its entire circumference, |
unless otherwise designed.
| 9. Belt loops or thread carriers are identical in construction and size, |
evenly spaced, and sufficient in number to keep a belt in place.
| 10. A waistband curtain, if used, is inconspicuously attached to the |
| 11. Waistline seams and top edges are matched in waistbands that are |
seamed at the center back.
| 12. Any topstitching is even, straight, and of an appropriate stitch length. |
|Waistline Facings - See Neckline Treatments (Facings - shaped, |
excepting the reference to the three inch width).
| 1. The facing is cut so that its grain lines match the garment's grain lines. |
| 2. Sufficient interfacing is used to prevent the waist from stretching. |
| 3. The facing lies flat and smooth against the garment and is secured in |
place on the wrong side with under stitching and/or tacking.
| 4. No seam wells are evident at any point on the garment. |
| 5. The raw edges of the facing are finished appropriately to the garment's|
design, fabric, and quality.
| 6. At any opening(s) in the garment, the facing is neat, flat, and |
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