Please re-direct me if this question has been answered, but I'm getting so frustrated with this project!
I'm a total sewing machine novice, but a life-long crafter. I bought my first sewing machine last summer, and spent a good deal of time just playing around with it to learn it (as advised by this wonderful board, thank you!). After months of sewing on scraps, then moving on to decorative edging on dish towels, then a very basic pillowcase, I've taken on a REAL CLOTHING PATTERN! (Big steps here).
I'm in the middle of making a halter-top dress and am completely baffled by the next step in the pattern. One of the seams on the finished product is on a curve. When pinning and sewing the pieces together, the curves are opposite. To illustrate: when placed "right side" to "right side" (as the instructions indicate), one of the pieces curves this way:
while the other piece curves this way:
And I can't figure out how to get them to line up properly! The only way seems to be making it kind of a 3-D curve ("curling" the pieces together so the edges line up), but then one of the pieces inevitably ends up bunched up when I go to sew.
I know I'm terrible at explaining things like this (I'm more of a visual person in this dept) -- am I explaining this clearly? And can anyone offer advice?