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« on: May 28, 2009 07:41:14 AM »

I have tons of medium to small scraps of fabric that need to become summer skirts!
Can anyone recommend a good (flattering) waist style for a skirt? I have some belly bumps and it seems most skirts pull or wrinkle oddly when I sit, I want something quite fitted but those tiny invisible zippers seem to break or strain the fabric. The wide waistband style (common on pleated skirts) tends to give me muffin top. I haven't found a way to do wrap skirts properly, when i tie them they wriggle up and drape oddly over my lower belly making me look pregnant.
I'm not technically a + size, I am a 10-12 who was formerly a plus size so I have loose belly skin. I hoped you ladies might have some suggestions?
Thanks Smiley
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009 11:53:50 AM »

Perhaps a high-waisted yoked skirt?

I've seen so many of those fashiony tv shows where zippers break right before the runway show Tongue I've never used an invisible zip, though. I don't trust them, LOL!

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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2009 09:39:07 AM »

It actually sounds like you're making your waistband too tight (especially in the muffin-top and zipper snapping scenario).  Try letting them out a little bit, before you do a major overhaul, and see if that helps.  That aside, if they fit you well (not snug--they should lay flat, skimming your body, unless it's a wiggle skirt), try using a yoke band that has a decent weight interfacing in it.  Often times, that little extra bit of structure helps to keep everything flat.  One of my favorite skirt patterns actually has no waistband--just a facing--and I find that it's very flattering (I'm a curvy RTW 18).  The trick I've found, too, is that wearing skirts at my natural waist, or an inch below, instead of my hips, tends to be more flattering, and the waistband tends to stay put better.

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