Skirt WEEK 1 pt2: Fitting my Daughter's Pencil Skirt (Fitting Along June17)
|The difference between a pegged/ Pencil skirt and a basic Straight Skirt...|
I have Jennifer's fitting and pattern alterations done and the skirt cut to sew up this weekend. We will discuss that on the video next Thursday. For now, I wanted you to see what I have done, in case it might help you prep your skirt pattern before you decide on a fabric. I did a livestream video showing our complete tissue fitting process, here, along with a slash and spread alteration for fitting the curvy buttocks or derrière. Click here to watch the video playlist if it's not visible in this blog post:"A pencil skirt is a slim-fitting skirt with a straight, narrow cut. Generally the hem falls to, or is just below, the knee and is tailored for a close fit. It is named for its shape: long and slim like a pencil." (Wikipedia)
We both have a fairly round rears...commonly referred to as a "prominent buttock". This is an area that causes us problems in pants and sheath dresses like this one here. That's why a center back seam is our best friend no matter the style garment. I can include a sway back adjustment both on the skirt as well as the bodice top section without too many modifications.
The above pictures are just some of the other shots where I show how to adjust the high hip which actually exaggerates the curving of the center back seam. This adjustment was needed to shorten the area above the hip or horizontal balance line. As long as the HBL is straight it really doesn't matter what the area above the hip is doing. You can have extra darts as well as a curved center seam in order to get the fit you desire.
P.S.... Don't forget you have a 15% discount with Sew Much Fabric as part of this fit-along, up until June 17th. Use my special code: Skirts
Thanks for following along with me as I share my fitting fun. Please remember to check out the prior post if you want to join in and share about you Skirt projects on my Facebook Page here.