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« on: April 04, 2010 12:40:37 PM »

So, happy Easter!!  And now my not-so-entertaining story.  Its spring break where I am, so I'm stuck at home with nothing to do but sew!  I decided to reconstruct this disgustifying decades-old shirt of my mom's into a skirt, but i ran into a problem.   I have only sewed one thing besides this and used a pattern for that- this i just made up as i went along.

So, if anyone can help me fix the front, then i will love you forever!!  

but the back isn't bad, i like it.

if you can suggest something to fix this, please do! I still have all the remnants and extra buttons.
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010 09:11:26 PM »

Hmm... I don't really have any suggestions but you could post this topic under "Discussions & Questions". Good luck Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010 04:36:15 PM »

It's hard to tell what the problem is, but it looks like extra fabric bagging out in the front. You could remove it with two horizontal darts (the apexes at the side seams), and stylistically, it would look like a waistband seam. If this makes the front edges uneven, you could sew on a separate band. Because this means redoing all the button holes, I'd suggest replacing the closures with snaps with buttons on the top edge for decoration.

Alternatively, you could try smoothing it out so all the extra fabric is at the front waist and trim it off, and resew the side seams so it still fits properly. It might be easier, but it might also not work. It's hard for me to tell.

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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010 06:18:28 PM »

How odd, I could have sworn I posted a reply to this a couple days ago- I guess the interwebz ate it.

This is very fixable! Cheesy

Option 1) remove the waistband and redistribute the gathers, giving yourself a little bit more fabric in front.
Option 2)if you want the fullness you have in the back unchanged, just undo the waistband through the front and add panels on the side seams, slightly wedge shaped. That should give you hip room in front.

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