Intermediate MN USA Member since 4/3/10 Posts: 1540
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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.
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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