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Topic: If I cut pattern piece on the bias will it mess up the hang of the dress?  (Read 504 times)
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« on: July 22, 2009 11:02:55 AM »


I'm cutting out a pattern for a dress and basically haven't got enough fabris. It's intended to be cut on the grain, but I have enough fabric to cut the front of the dress on the bias. If I do that, will it mess up the way the dress looks/behaves?

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009 11:16:21 AM »

Probably yes, but most important is where it joins the other pieces. They have to share the weight and stress equally and I've had the misfortune of pieces sagging away from the seam... very unpretty.

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2009 02:37:48 PM »

A dress cut on the bias is beautifully flattering. However, I wouldn't recommend only cutting the front on the bias. It will definitely cause the front to stretch at the different rate from the back. Try this on a small scale with scrap fabric and see if you agree.
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