People, I need advice please.
I'm 32 inch waist 44 inch hip (not actually my hips but the tops of my thighs really as that's my broadest point).
That makes me a 12 on the waist 14 on the hip on the Beignet pattern.
I recently read Sunni's ace post on her series for her Ginger sew-along, which shows you how to grade between sizes, this seems pretty straightforward on a skirt with only a couple of pieces.
However the Beignet doesn't have a waistband, so I am not sure where the waist line actually is on the pattern pieces, so don't know where to start the grading.
Also it has 4 skirt pieces, 4 lining pieces and 4 facing pieces, so that's going to take a lot of adjustments! Do I therefore just adjust the side pieces (there's a front piece, side front piece, back piece and a side back piece for the shell, facing and lining) or the front and back pieces too?
Lastly the lining and facings attach to form the inner shell so my grading will have to go across pieces. So how do I grade across the facing and lining pieces on the pattern, bearing in mind all the pieces have seam allowance?
How should I do this grading? Is it too much faff, should I just cut a muslin in a 14 and take in the seams around the waist a little?
See, this is why I struggle to actually make any clothes, and I haven't even gone near my sewing machine yet.