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« Reply #150 on: May 16, 2006 02:46:56 AM »

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« Reply #151 on: May 16, 2006 04:23:52 PM »

Sorry if this was already mentioned but does anyone have  any good patterns for tube skirts those seem to be the only thing that look good on me ...

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« Reply #152 on: May 16, 2006 05:46:25 PM »

I have to modify any skirt I make. these are some I made. I've made 3 others too.
« Reply #153 on: May 16, 2006 06:03:33 PM »

hey!!!! i , too am a big girl and i think that what looks good on you just has to do with the shape of your body. just because we're all big doesnt mean we're all shaped the same!!

so my suggestion is to just try out new things!! it can never ever hurt.

and check out torrid!!

and hotpatterns.com    with patterns that come in a whole range of sizes!!!

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« Reply #154 on: May 16, 2006 06:46:24 PM »

What about tiered skirt a.k.a prairie skirts for fat girls?  I love the look but I am scared to try it because I think it might make me look bigger, shorter.  I think they look awesome on the tall and skinny folks, but I am not sure they are for me.  Do any of you big girls wear them?

I bought this skirt from Lane Bryant, and I think it's really flattering and probably easy to make: http://lanebryant.charmingshoppes.com/Shopping/product.aspx?product_id=L1009598&nav=LB
It's not tiered, but it's kind of crinkly, and the strips of eyelet fabric make it very fashion forward and flattering because of the vertical stripe-effect. As someone suggested in response to the quote above, this style is fitted to the low hip and then flares just a little. For me, this is the most flattering cut, because I am shaped like some others on this thread, narrower at the waist with wide hips. Go with a wider flare if you're top heavy; it balances things out. 
Oh, I should mention that this skrt is fully lined in a really light-weight muslin. I think lining or a slip is a great way to present a more streamlined midsection (just because I smaller in the waist doesn't mean I don't have a belly  Wink ).
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« Reply #155 on: May 20, 2006 01:23:13 PM »

I have just recently lost some weight to help reduce my PCOS symptoms.  I'm no longer obese, but am technically still overweight.  I do feel much, much better than I have in years and I have crazy amounts of energy.  I'm not really interested in losing more. Maybe when I'm done having kids and breastfeeding.  My thighs still rub, but I have found longline briefs at Sears and online at Vermont Country Store.  Also, men's boxer-briefs are more close fitting and prevent the dreaded chafing. 

I just bought a skirt pattern and red and white check cotton yesterday so I could make my first skirt ever.  I have keds that I went all craftster on to make some skimmer flats with ladybugs and red ribbon and I decided they need a picnic-themed skirt.  Now I just have to get my kids to NAP SIMULTANEOUSLY.  Not bloody likely.

I like gored skirts with a little flair and A line skirts quite a bit. I'm just too short in the legs to carry a circle skirt.  Since I have a mummy-tummy, pencil skirts are kind of meh.  Pleats and elastic waist just add bulk.  Oddly, I have this wrap dress that has a little gathering around the tummy and it is probably the most hot thing I own.  It's also very cleavagy.  Cleavage is my flaw-distraction weapon.  Heh.  Hypnobreasts. 

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« Reply #156 on: June 08, 2006 02:47:15 PM »

Long time now post, but I felt the need to share this, plus it bumps the thread up.

I just graduated high school and there have been numerous dances for celebration full of my classmates. I decided that I'd be myself and dance the way I usually do and ignore that fact that I'm fat and just be comfortable with myself for once because I'd never see them again. I've never had a funner time and I got so many compliments. I got my dresses at torrid though, didn't make them.

I have come to the realization that a-mine skirts are my friend....after all this time and replies, lol

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« Reply #157 on: June 08, 2006 03:29:51 PM »

Awesome. I am happy for you!
« Reply #158 on: June 11, 2006 05:48:45 PM »

Hey, I am a fat girl and nor am I ashamed. However what does stink about being overweight is the lack of cool clothes. I love skirts but none of the new styles look good on me or don't come in my big and beautiful size. I was wondering if any other big girls have tried the "easy skirt" (when you just cut a hole in the fabric) and if it looks good on big girls. If I made it I'd need a lot of fabric to cover my wonderful self but I dont want to waste it if its not flattering for us big girls. So let me know, please!  Kiss

I didn't have time to search through 17 pages of replies, so I apologize if this has already been addressed:

The "hole in the fabric" circle skirts tend to look awkward on any person who has a big bum. It doesn't matter if you're size 2 or size 42, if your booty is proportionately larger than your waist or stomach, the hem hangs crookedly (short in the back and long in the front) and the skirt looks poorly made. If your waist is large in proportion to the rest of your body, those one piece skirts tend to stick out and hang like a trapeze over your hips and expose your underwear when you bend or sit if they aren't long enough, but if they're too long they just look saggy. The only people who can really pull off those "easy skirts" have a straight figure, regardless of size. I'm not sure what your body type is, but if you have a big booty or stomach and want a skirt that looks like a circle skirt and has a lovely twirly look, you're better off to find a pattern for skirt with gored panels that sits comfortably and snugly at your hips (for the booty) or natural waist (for a bigger waist).
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« Reply #159 on: June 12, 2006 05:22:30 PM »

That's a very good point. Because I've noticed that myself. And I am blessed with a big booty. Tongue
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