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darklyndsea
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Date: 6/25/12 10:16 PM

I'm very new to fitting (and PR; hi everybody!), so maybe this is something really obvious to those with more experience?

I've successfully managed to fit the bodice of Vogue 2902 (yay!), but now the back is narrower than the front--it should be, I have a bit of a stomach, but I'm not really certain how to combine it with the skirt. AFAIK, the side seams should align, but that will make the front of the skirt more voluminous than the back, which I'm pretty sure is not what I want due to my large caboose. What's the best way to handle this? Will my below-waist body shape even matter, with a circle skirt?

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Date: 6/25/12 10:44 PM

I would probably reduce the fullness of the back. It wouldn't be a true circle skirt (I.e. 360 degrees) but it might be more flattering for you.

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Date: 6/26/12 9:24 AM

While the waist edge on the back will need to match the width of the bottom of the bodice, you can still add back some of the fullness by slashing the back piece and spreading it at the bottom. Let me know if that doesn't make sense.

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Date: 6/26/12 9:44 AM

get some very cheap fabric - or muslin - and make a test of the skirt. once you get this skirt looking as you would like, it can become your pattern.

I have a tummy and you do want the result to be even. I have done a slash and spread technique on the skirt pieces if I changed the front piece to add more space.

hope this makes sense

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