Breaking up with a Pattern, and Finding my Fit (with the Chi-Town Skirt!)

First, the bad news. I'm sorry #sewmystyle April - I broke up with the pattern that was allotted for this month. It wasn't you - it was me. The pattern was the Backless Bridgetown Dress/Tunic, and I knew when I first saw it in the lineup, that it was verrrry iffy [*note: This is a beautiful pattern, don't get me wrong, that isn't why I broke up with it - keep reading]. Like a trooper, I gave it a shot - I figured out my size, I printed it all out, and I did a muslin (muslin = trial run). I did ANOTHER muslin, and they both looked awful on me, as I suspected they would. I should have known better, I sewed up a similar pattern a few years back and it looked the same . Basically, my body

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