I recently purchased a skirt pattern and made it pretty much as is – I also purchased some cute yet inexpesive RTW skirts… I’m experiencing the same problem with both the pattern and the RTW:
1. ) I have about a 2 inch forward slope (i think that it what it is called – where the front of me is about 2 inches lower then the back – ie if I measure center waist back to floor and center waist front to the floor, the front is 2″ less)… in any case, I’m not sure what the best way to address this fitting problem is on something that is already assembled?
2. ) and to make matters worse my right hip is also about 1/2 incher higher then my left…. so if I wear a RTW skirt or one made striaght from a pattern with no alterations the front hem hangs about 2 inches longer then the back and when I look in the mirror the right is about 1/2 inch higher. AND…
3.) if the skirt has a front panel that is almost isdentical to the back the side seem actually starts straight at the top but then near the hem is actually about 3 inches towards the back – make senses?
My conclusion & questions: 1.) i have to take 2 inches off the front and grade it to the sides (but should it come off at the hem or at the waist?), 2.) I need to either hem the left side 1/2 shorter then right or make the right 1/2 longer (but again should it be done at the waist or at hem?). 3.) I’m wider on the front so need more width – so either need to make the front panel wider or take excess off the back but either way this needs to be done on the bottom half since the top is fine (right?).
I hope I have been clear! I’m looking for solutions that I can apply to these fitting problems on RTW or a pattern that has already been assemebled (if possible).