Just a question. Why do you put some of the pieces perpendicular or across the grain, rather than parallel to the grainline? Especially with that material, cos it appears to have a type of nap. Is it a special effect you are after?
I have noticed this on other sewing blogs too, and it is not something I would normally do. Is there a secret I dont know about? 🙂
Well in my case I was rushing so much that I honestly just blanked about the grain when pinning this, a problem very noticeable down the line. I guess thats what happens when you start a dress 3 days before you have to wear it! (I actually ended up not liking the nap and ironed it all out which also meant I had to trim my pattern pieces down.)
When paying attention though, I would put my pieces diagonally to the grain (cutting on the bias) if I was making a garment that needed more give to it. The extra stretch means it drapes softly and accentuates body lines beautifully! Hope that helps?
Cool. The nap does look like it could present problems if you didnt like it!
I have actually never made a dress or skirt on the bias. The ones I have tried on in shops tend to my big hips look bigger! 🙂
So where are the finished pictures? And where did you wear it?
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