Ok, well… this is quite an experience….now that I fixed the fitting issue on the back of my skirt pattern… I noticed I have “dimples” above the hip line. What does this suggest? I did some research online for similar fitting issues. It seems that this is related to my body posture issue. If I have a forward pelvic tilt, my bottom is higher than my front. Therefore, I must adjust both.
Adjustments On the muslin:
Back of skirt: I must add fabric on my muslin to align the hemlines so that the skirt is on grain.
Front of Skirt: I must do the opposite. To avoid these dimples or holes bunching up around my hip, I must remove the excess of fabric around that area. I made a boo boo in my muslin. I made a cut above the hipline, which I was not supposed to do. I only need to fold fabric but must do it about 2 1/2 inches above the “shorten/lengthen” line on the pattern as a reference point.
Adjustments on the flat pattern:
Back of pattern: Make a cut above hipline and open a hinge. Measure the opening on my muslin and transfer the measurements on the paper. Then add tissue and tape to close.
Front of pattern: Cut 2 1/2 inches above shorten and lengthen line and overlapped paper to shorten close to the darts.
Finally, remember to match the hemlines front and back on the pattern and your muslin.
- Pattern Fitting Series: Fitting a Basic Skirt Pattern (lulusatelier.wordpress.com)