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Date: 10/9/12 3:57 AM

I am attempting to make the #12 skirt from the 2/2007 issue of Ottobre Woman.

I traced and have cut my lining pieces for the skirt , but have realised the back piece is quite a bit narrower than the front, like about 1 1/2" narrower. I have been back and checked I've traced it correctly, but am now a bit stuck on what is going on.

I've basted it together to see if it is some interesting design thing, but it seems not. Have checked previous reviews, but no-one has mentioned it, so am wondering if there is anyone that might shed some light on this curiousity for me.

For reference the drawing ishere, and the skirt is a basic 2 piece skirt with side zip.

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Date: 10/9/12 12:09 PM

I love this skirt and have made it many times...in a knit, but that is another story. The back is narrower than the front and I think Ottobre does this to hide the seams when the garment is viewed from the front. It is an old trick that I have seen before in patterns and drafting.

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Date: 10/9/12 1:40 PM

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The back is narrower than the front and I think Ottobre does this to hide the seams when the garment is viewed from the front. It is an old trick that I have seen before in patterns and drafting.

This is mentioned in The European Cut by Elizabeth M. Allemong.
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Date: 10/11/12 3:59 AM

Ah, thank you. That seems like a sensible idea.
I will have to have a look at that book mentioned, as I've seen it referenced a few times now.

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