Hi yall, Bear with me here as I spin into a depressive state of "woe is me"....but I got myself an endless dilemma - I just cannot seem to make a skirt worth a damn.
Oh, I've made a zillion skirts from different pattern companies - and have the remains crammed into a box deep in the closet as they ALL DON'T FIT!
A pattern will state that this particular A-line skirt (or straight skirt)should rest 1" below my belly button (or natural waist)...then I try it on only to find that it rests 3" ABOVE my belly button just at my ribcage! OR if I do manage to find a pattern that states the skirt will rest 3 or 4" below my natural waist (or belly button) then it fits at the hips but gapes open at the waist (even with darts). Either way the length is always at the shortest (or darn close to it) even before I hem! What gives?
I have an uncomfortably odd hip to waist ratio (hip 39 & waist 28), but shy of liposuction (of which I am saving up for) what can I do to solve my endless cycle of crummy fitting skirts?
I bought the Sew What! Skirts book the other day (it has no patterns but you make your own pattern based on your own measurements) but can't seem to rouse enough momentum to give even that a go.
Is this just me? Am I the only person anymore that can't put together an even halfway decent fitting skirt? Am I completely odd shaped that I am doomed to ill-fitting skirts despite my best attempts?
Sorry to sound so down in the dumps..but geez...it's a simple straight skirt/A-line skirt! How can I be botching this so consistently?
I swear I am a fairly laid-back person..but today I made yet another muslin from yet another pattern that looks crummy yet again. It's bumming me big time.