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Date: 3/31/13 4:44 PM

I've got what is described in painting terms a "reubenesque tummy". In short, its got some curve to it. With some things like A line dresses fitting this area is not even a consideration.

With other things like the pencil skirt I just made (photo here) I have to bite the bullet and pay more attention.

I've always thought if you dont want to draw extra attention to an area you should aim to gently skim over it. What I dont want is from a side profile to have an obvious B shape (for want of better visualisation!).

Am I being overly cautious? is there another way to address this and make things with less ease AND not extra attention?

Any thoughts are appreciated...

p.s. no doubt some of you will wonder why I'm fussed, its just one of my little bugbears

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Date: 3/31/13 5:06 PM

I have this type of figure also. It doesn't matter what weight I am...my tummy is poofy. I only worry about this area when making pants as I need a little extra to go around those curves. I looked at your pencil skirt-wow, cute!! I don't see a tummy on you at all.

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Date: 3/31/13 7:00 PM

Since we don't see any evidence of a tummy, you've done it correctly.

When you take your measurement for hips, in the front allow a bit for the tummy or else it will be too skimpy under the tummy. This hint is from the Sew/Fit Manual.

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Date: 3/31/13 7:15 PM

thanks for the feedback! I guess what I'm trying to find out is, am I overcompensating and adding too much ease round this area? part of the difficulty I have is that I have a fairly scooped back before I get to my bottom.

It's been sometimes tricky knowing how much to take this in by, without dragging the side seams backwards, and accentuating my tummy. With a bit of to-ing and fro-ing between sewing machine and mirror I normally work something out though (good old trial and error).

Any styles/techniques you would recommend avoiding in terms of accentuating this area?

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