The second is V1082 which I think is a lovely looking skirt. The double contour waistband elevated the skirt from ordinary but also increases the complexity of fitting. The skirt has a few negative reviews on PR which surprised me. This is a Sandra Betzina Today's Fit pattern. I think her sizes are closer to mine than regular big 4 patterns.
with some modifications - increased height at shoulder, removed 1.25 inches from central back and a few other minor tweaks; the major changes were to the neckline, which was lowered and semi-squared back and front.
- Traced a clean copy of the modified pattern
- Traced a second clean copy but not completing the neckline
- Took the original pattern tracing, laid it over my modified version and altered the neckline.
I have drawn up a pencil skirt in a straight size 12 to act as a toile when I see her - I need something to start with.
The other toile I have to make for when I see my daughter is for her fiancé. He has requested a waistcoat - more details much later. I don’t even have his sizes yet.