If you missed my post about creating the pattern, click here. This will show the pleating process and discuss a problem I ran into.
I did this for each of the four panels, the sewed the front two pieces together and the back two together. Then I sewed the legs together and tried it on.
Here comes the problem. Somehow I innacurrately measured waist-groin. The groin seam is FAR too short. If I have the groin comfortable, the "waist" is at my hips, and since I measured for it to fit my waist measurements, it is WAY too small for my hips. If I pull the "waist" up where it belongs I get painful cameltoe.
SO. Tonight I will be fixing this problem after finishing drafting patterns for a Queen Idun and King Agdar costume commission. Then, hopefully, without any further problems my hakama will be finished :)