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« on: September 06, 2008 01:21:33 PM »

I am having trouble understanding the cutting out part of this pattern. I am doing view D, looking at the Cutting Layouts. I understand most of it, but pattern piece 2 has a star beside it and in the notes it says the star means: "Cut out all pieces except pieces that extend beyond folded fabric, then open out fabric and on RIGHT side of fabric, cut in positions as shown."

1. Am I supposed to be cutting on the wrong side of the fabric with all the other pieces to begin with?
2. Why is piece 2 in a different place in the 2nd picture?
3. where is all this extra fabric coming from? In the first picture, almost all of the fabric is covered by pattern pieces except for a thin strip above 14.
4. The line which goes through piece 2 in the 2nd picture -- is that the edge of the fabric? I see that there are two folds...

I haven't started cutting anything yet, because I'm afraid I'm not seeing it right.

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008 03:00:18 PM »

1. Am I supposed to be cutting on the wrong side of the fabric with all the other pieces to begin with?

The important part is to get two "mirror image" copies of the pieces -- A "right" and a "left" version.  As long as you put the fabric so that you get that, it generally doesn't matter if you fold it wrong side in or out.  Sometimes you want to do it one way or the other.  You might need to see the print on the fabric to match things up.  Sometimes you want the right side in because it gets annoying; like when its either slippery or fuzzy.

2. Why is piece 2 in a different place in the 2nd picture?

I am sort of wondering about that too...It looks like it wants you to cut one copy on the straight of grain, and the other on the bias.  It should say something about it somewhere else -- either the directions or the pattern piece itself.  For the first one, just like the footnote says, cut out everything else (you should have one piece 14 (which is folded down the center), and 2 each of pieces 5, 15 and 16.  The open up the remaining fabric and cut out one of piece 2. 

4. The line which goes through piece 2 in the 2nd picture -- is that the edge of the fabric? I see that there are two folds...

Looks like you want to fold the fabric in a sort of flattened C shape.  You should fold the fabric so that piece 4 just fits between one selvage and the fold. (The bottom on the picture is a fold). You should have a fairly large unfolded piece along the "top" Then do the same idea with that fabric -- fold it so that piece 13 just fits between the fold (top) and selvage.  Again, once those are all cut out and ready to go, you open up the remaining fabric and cut out your (second) piece 2.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008 03:23:00 PM »

1. There is right and wrong side of FABRIC and right and wrong side of PATTERN (shown by the darks and lights of the drawing) So first make sure that you get that right first.
2. The second #2 is on a differently folded fabric so when you cut that one out you will be left with 2 layers, one that is useless and the back that will be used.
3. You probably had to buy a certain amount of fabric to fit the pattern but the first piece is folded in half and the second is folded in from both sides. It's just a way to fit all the fabrics in a certain amount of fabric. If you folded the second one in half you would not have enough fold space to fit it all.
4. Place all your pattern pieces as shown. You have to cut all the pieces EXCEPT #2 ... when all of them are cut then you open the fabric and then cut #2.

Hope this clears it up!
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