I spent the morning at the farmer's market eating organic hamburgers and berries, listening to great folk music, and being jealous at everyone else's great summer dresses. I wish mine was already done, so let's finally get started.
Today we are cutting out our fabric. I know this is pretty explanitory according to the directions, but here are a few tips that I learned as cutting mine out.
- make sure that your stretch goes width wise (if it only stretches one direction)
-amazingly enough this is my very first time to cut out fabric that needs to match up (such as stripes). This was more difficult than expected. Matching up the sides seams was pretty easy. I just made sure that the knotches on the pattern were at the same point of the stripes on all pattern pieces. The curved yoke, however, was pretty much impossible to figure out and would have taken tons of fabric to get right. As a result I decided to have the stripes on the yoke and waistband go vertical instead of horizontal. I figured that because the yoke and waistband are both interfaced they really arn't supposed to stretch anyway. Hopefully this will make it look interesting. We will see I guess.
here are some photos of my fabric all cut out:
the top pieces (you can see how i matched the stripes)
the skirt and pocket pieces
and the yoke and waistband pieces ( you can see how i made the stripes vertical on these)
Do you guys think this will look good? Do you have any better tips on matching stripes/patterns when cutting out your pieces?