Now that I have found you all I will never leave you alone.
Could you please shed some light on my latest fitting dilema? I recently took a class on fitting bodices and my shell still needs a lot of tweaking (and the class has now ended). I want to sew dresses and here is my problem:
I fall in about a size 12 pattern size (or M) using Nancy Zieman’s front width measurement. I have a wide, slightly rounded back and also a slight swayback. The back waist length on my pattern is 16 1/4, but my back waist length is 17.
But because of the curve in my lower back, I also need to make and adjustment there or I will have horizontal gaps of fabric (I know this from a dress I just tried to make).
How do i make the back waist length longer but the area over the lower curve shorter? It seems like an oxymoron: lengthen at one end of the line and shorten at the other!
I hope this is not a ridiculous question.