I don't know what happened. I made the skirt with the same pattern as the A-line Built By Wendy (Sew U) one in black corduroy. I only tapered the bottom in, I did nothing to the waist or hip area. So, why when I tried it on did it not fit? And no it's not because I gained weight. I can still wear the other skirt; however, when I laid the new one on top of the old one it was almost 1 1/2 inches smaller! How?!
I used the same pattern. Now, this piece of corduroy is twice as thick and I did underline it (with lining material) but still? That's a big difference that can't be because of fabric thickness, right?
I will try to decrease the darts and the side seams but I just don't know if that will be enough. I was so excited about this one. Again, it was corduroy that I've had in my stash for years, I didn't think I had enough but I made it fit on the pieces I had. The lining material along with the zipper was also in the stash, so I didn't spend any money on it. However, I'll still be really disappointed if this doesn't work out.
I finally discovered what the fitting problem was. When I started tapering the skirt for a straight silhouette instead of an A-line, I had forgotten to include the widest point of the skirt and then start tapering, therefore it's too small just because of that inch-long area I forgot to take into consideration. Ugh!