Fabric.com has this free download for a gored skirt. I’m smart enough to take that line drawing and repurpose it to fit my own body, right? Sure I am.
I decided to make it a straight skirt, since as I read on someone’s blog, women shaped like me can wear straight skirts fine, as long as they fit. It’s just impossible to buy one that fits. So I cut six identical pieces, and sewed them together.
The sides and back fit quite well. But since I don’t have the equivalent of a butt on the front of my body, the front of the skirt was a baggy poochy mess.
I feel like I should have been able to predict that.
If you’re counting, that’s seven tries at developing a reliable skirt pattern for myself.
Back to the A-line. Turns out when seams have corners, you get a pooch too, so not so much better than darts. Might be buying a ham soon.
—D, Younger, Sewist
1:30 in time, a fraction of a $3 sheet from Goodwill in materials.