The silhouette of a garment is often defined by the waistline. Whether it's a dress with a fitted top and body-skimming bottom or a pair of pants that sits at the natural waist and lies flat over the hips, your clothes should fit and flatter your figure. Select-n-Stitch Fashion Elements: Waists & Waistbands will help you achieve that perfect fit. With step-by-step illustrations and thorough instructions, you'll learn the best methods to form common waistband designs in pants, shorts, skirts, and jackets; how to ensure the pieces of a dress join smoothly and hang straight; and how to adjust patterns or fit new and existing garments. This handy guide will also show how to choose, place, size, and sew buttons and buttonholes. By selecting the proper waist or waistband for the garment and your figure, you will get a perfect fit and define your style.