Friends, it looks like the Crescent is not meant for a body of my proportions. Which is sad, because I've seen a bunch of adorable Crescents on other people and I really love the design. The gathers just aren't doing kind things to my hips and backside.
Much like view B, view A looks good from the front.
When I move sideways, the trouble starts.
Then when I turn around, it's all over.
Even though I ended up making three, I'm glad that I made muslins first so I didn't waste the more expensive fabric that I bought for the skirt. I consider this a good lesson learned: I should never buy skirts or dresses that have gathers right at the hip.
I'm bummed because I really love how the waistband comes together. And I love the pockets. I wonder if I can somehow tweak the pattern so there aren't any gathers and it's more of a straight skirt. Any suggestions?
Now I need to figure out what to make with the fabric that I bought for the Crescent. Perhaps another Ginger is in store!