OK, so I'm a complete pattern 'drafting' novice! I made a simple a line skirt with an elastic waistband out of a cotton blend that had some stretch -- came out great. Then I used the same pattern to make another cotton skirt, but I forgot that the fabric (100% cotton) didn't have the stretch to it that the first one did. So, I can't get it over my hips!
I am thinking that I will have to try putting in a zipper to make it work, but I'm wondering how I would do the calculations for the next time around. How do I adjust my pattern so that the waist will both fit and get over my hips for a cotton (or other woven material, non-stretchy) basic a-line skirt? I hope that makes sense! Thank you.