I wanted to quit - more than I wanted this skirt.
However, I got some very, very good advice from Beangirl, Marjie and a bunch of the rest of you.
So after procrastinating by going shoping - and buying new foundation wear. I headed back downstairs. I did something I never do, I slipped on my new foundation and took measurements. Hmmm - think this might be part of "My Skirt's Too Big" woes?
Then I measured the flat pattern and made a true muslin. It wasn't right - I needed more room through the thighs, and there were issues in the back. So, I putzed, measured, traced, guessed, used some HBO words, and cut a second muslin. You'll have to wait until tomorrow to see how that turned out!
thanks for all your help gang - would have given up with out you all.
edited to add the lightened photo. I couldn't get flickr to play nice with my laptop last night. ARG.