I got a little slobber on my monitor drooling over that fabric.
Bowhows I'd been drooling over it at my LQS the last couple times I went in. I finally decided I had the perfect project for it. I'm so excited about it.
Since this is practically a circle skirt, and is not intended to fit snugly on the hips I would say go with your waist measurement. With sewing you can always take a seam in if it is too large, but you cannot add cloth which is not there, which is what would happen if you were to cut the size 6. The sizing guide, is just that a 'guide', this is where you need to intelligently consider your actual body measurements to the measurements of the pattern and decide for yourself what works best for your figure shape.
You should always start with your widest size, and taper patterns where you need to in order to get to the other sizes per your body measurements. In this case, the skirt isn't fitted, so go with your widest measurement and just use that, no need to taper anything or re-draw the pattern. I would start with a muslin, though!
And, that model for the skirt is freakishly skinny!!
Hmmm- I sew for my daughter who wears a size 2 in ready to wear and I use the 6 in patterns- they are like that:)- and even then I usually wind up adjusting the pattern on the muslin...I would suggest cutting out the muslin for this- (perhaps start with the 6 and see if simply giving yourself a bit more room in the waist works well without affecting the drape of the panels) the fabric is just too awesome to risk a mistake- I am very cautious when sewing clothes anyway but I'd be super so with this fabric:)))( I love Suzuko Koseki too!- her books are incredible BTW)
I just looked at the bodice post you have, and I misunderstood your description here. Definitely go for the waist measurement!
Mouseinmypocket Yup- Playful Patchwork is the one I have and she has at least one more on patchwork. Posyp to the rescue again re - sizing with patterns. For this pattern it looks like your options are to either adjust up on the muslin with the size 6- and then you may affect the drape, or adjust down with the size 10- and you may not even want to eliminate any of the extra drape- either way it shouldn't be a tough fix! looking forward to seeing this- it will be great!
Posyp so true- and just to add, the drawings on the pattern envelopes- when they use drawings have an extra height added-I was told it's an extra "head" height- so when you look at the design it isn't true to the finished product.
Mymble Yes it is an extra "head" height - nearly all in the legs too. I remember having dreadful trouble at college trying to design clothes on a 'croquis' (that's a body outline for designing clothes on to you & me) with those proportions. I ended up pleating a bit of length out of the legs so I could see what I was doing otherwise it just didn't make sense to my eyes.
Posyp Kudos to you for even being able to get past it- I doubt I could even see it-so funny that these kinds of things supposedly need to be employed to sell a design.
Definitely not a project in distress any longer but a fabulous project completed- looks great!
Looks terrific! :)
I'm so excited to see this coming along. The fabric is really fun!
Great looking skirt, although it doesn't look as full on you as it does on the model. That might be the difference in angle, or the fact that she is a stick insect and needs a belt to keep it up. Looking forward to the top to go with it now ;)