I am trying to understand fit better, and most importantly why the Big 4 patterns don't fit me very well. I have a feeling that I am long-waisted and that I might have a narrow back. Where exactly should I be measuring to determine whether or not this is true?
I think I'm long-waisted mostly because RTW stuff is way too short on me. I also took the measurement on the pattern from the bust-line to the waist-line and it seems to be way smaller than my measurement. Of course, I'm not sure where to measure. Should I be measuring down my front (across the boobs) or taking a side measurement?
I think I have a narrow-back mainly because all the patterns that I try have resulted in soooo much extra fabric between my shoulder blades. I read about the adjustments needed for a narrow-back but it seems that they would result in an overall smaller circumference which then leads me to my next question of which pattern size to use?
Any resources or tips are greatly appreciated!