Well, finally I decided to tackle the beast….so I will begin this post addressing pattern fitting, a most dreaded thing for me. As much as I want to learn all about sewing and garment construction, I was sold on the idea (very naive from my part as I realize by now) that I could buy a commercial pattern and voila, I got my master piece ready in no time…. I know this is not really easy to admit for me, but I was looking at commercials from the fifties and they would really make the sewing and adjusting your patterns so easy I thought, this is it! I can do it too….
So I bought fabric, got my machine ready, cut a basic skirt pattern and….. oh…. what is wrong? I have sewn a perfect skirt using muslin but….when I tried it on I had like a “duck tail” on the back… why the back of the skirt is higher than the front? I thought maybe I was not paying attention when measuring and cutting the fabric?
Totally frustrated, I ended up trashing my first muslin skirt. How difficult can a simple skirt can be? come on!!!!! I feel the dumbest person in the whole planet. I am not getting it…. So I saw on Craftsy.com they had a “Sew the Perfect Fit” class with Linda Maynard and decided to give it a shot. I bought the video and watched it like four times. So I clearly understood I had a body posture issue that was affecting the fitting of my skirt pattern. So I made this short video to document how to fix this “forward pelvic tilt” or plainly a “protruding derriere” issue. I also used the book “Fast Fit” by Sandra Betzina as a reference, yet I have to admit, videos worked much better to understand what to do.
In my next post I will address the “full tummy” fitting issue. I have noticed after fixing the back of the skirt that I have gained weight below my waist and I can see some tightness around my belly. Looks like I need to adjust the front of the skirt pattern.