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Date: 2/20/13 10:34 AM

I have a blog post (it's kind of long) detailing the issues I'm having.

Puckering at the hip and weirdness (that's descriptive, right??) under the butt.

My Webpage

I'd appreciate any feedback. Thanks! :)
-- Edited on 2/20/13 10:35 AM --

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Nakisha
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Singer Talent 3321 | Brother 1034D

My Big 4 Sizing: Medium | Tops 14/16 | Pants 18 | Skirts 16/18.

My Measurements: 36 HB | 38.5 FB | 34 W | 44 Hip

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Date: 2/20/13 12:07 PM

I think this is what you have going on at the waist as I look at your side view.
http://thesewingspace.com/2012/01/20/its-a-monster/

Lena does an excellent job of explaining the pattern adjustment needed.

Also, you have what I call "hip ears" which happens to women like us who aren't hourglass-y. The pattern has more curve than your body. Measure at the hip, add the ease you like in a skirt and choose the matching size. You will need to measure your waist and cut the pattern bigger there. I usually cut a 12 at the hip and up to a 16 at the waist. It's easy if the pattern is multi-sized.

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Date: 2/20/13 11:18 PM

Ah! Her side view before looks just like mine! Thank you for directing me to her site. She has tons of useful info!

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Nakisha
www.sewcraftychemist.blogspot.com
Singer Talent 3321 | Brother 1034D

My Big 4 Sizing: Medium | Tops 14/16 | Pants 18 | Skirts 16/18.

My Measurements: 36 HB | 38.5 FB | 34 W | 44 Hip

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