Apparently I have them.
I spent hours going through my patterns to find a skirt pattern that I thought would fit. I tossed aside many smaller patterns and a few larger.
Last weekend, having a sewing day with friends, I made up Advance 9689. It went together quickly if one disregards my inability to decipher pleats. This is a known issue and I am discarding this problem.
I try on the skirt and my friends laugh….hard….rolling on the floor type of laughing. Then came the comments that I clearly do not know what size I am on my lower half. (I seem to have the upper half under control.) Of course, some of this may be payback for me advising one of my friends was basing her pattern choice on a pattern that was at least 2 sizes too big. Payback or not, it was well deserved laughing, I looked comical!
I was swimming in the skirt. It was HUGE. All I could say to the laughing is that I thought it would fit. Then pleaded for help to try and make it fit. I ended up increasing the darts and pleats which, of course, worked.
But seriously, this is the second skirt that I have had the issue that it was just too darned big!
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Oh, I suppose you would like to see a picture of the skirt. There is no picture of any kind of it falling off of me. Here’s where it is now: waistband on but no zipper and no hem. My place has been like the surface of the sun so sewing has been out of the question. I just cannot sew when sweat is pouring off of me. If only I had air conditioning.