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Date: 1/6/12 7:52 PM

I just received my most recent FabricMart order, which included two yards of this fabric. I am in LOVE! It is absolutely gorgeous in person. I'm hoping to have enough to make a dress, something similar to view C of Butterick 4443. I think the fuller skirt would look great in this (I sort of regret not buying enough for one of the realy full retro patterns!). I'm a little nervous about matching up the stripes and trying to figure out the layout. At least it will be an adventure!
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Date: 1/6/12 7:59 PM

Can't wait to see what you make with it!

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Date: 1/6/12 8:43 PM

That striping might be a bit of a challenge with the princess seams. None of the views were made in a striped fabric so it will be a first. Good luck!

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Date: 1/7/12 2:07 AM

That looks like the kind of fabric I would fall for. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it. If you want to use princess seams and it won't behave, you could mount those pieces on something stable.

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Date: 1/7/12 2:34 PM

You can do it! And, it will look great. I'll tell you how I know later. Often it is easier to match a stripe or plaid if you cut a full piece instead of cutting on the fold. For instance, if the center front of the bodice is just the half piece intended to be cut on a fold, it is usually easier to trace it out to a full piece of pattern paper so it is easier to align it on the fabric. And, I've found it easier to cut pieces like the side fronts one at a time to get a really good match.
Drawing extra horizontal lines on the pattern as a guide can help.

If you are comfortable with moving the zipper from center back to under the arm, it is worth considering.

Optimal matching will be limited by your yardage, so determine what is most important to match first. I would focus on the bodice. If you don't have enough yardage to align the stripes on the bodice to match, creatively and intentionally unmatch them. For instance if your side front bodice panel stripes do not align with the front center bodice, just be sure that they are mirror image to one another. Then they become a design element. I can tell you from experience, though, that if you can get those stripes aligned across the front bodice, it is a stunning look.


You'll need to be creative when laying your pattern out for cutting and it will help to lay out the entire piece of fabric on the floor to study it with your pattern pieces before you start cutting. This is one of those times when you may find it is better to cut one piece at a time instead of two pieces as directed on the pattern.

Looks like a lot of fun, enjoy.

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Date: 1/7/12 3:31 PM

Wonderful fabric in such beautiful colors. You will enjoy it!

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Date: 1/8/12 1:38 AM

It's funny you should mention that about the front and side pieces of the bodice; I was actually thinking I could do horizontal strips on the sides and vertical in the front (or vice versa) if I couldn't get a decent match. That would add some interest, too.

I'm planning on ordering some of the Julie's Picks fabrics next week, and may throw in another yard of this if it's still available just to make sure I have extra if I need it :)

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Date: 1/8/12 3:12 PM

Ordering an extra yard would be a great idea. Then you can use just the smaller piece for cutting the bodice. It won't be so much fabric to handle.

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Date: 1/8/12 3:56 PM

I looked at the close ups of the fabric this time. Even better! Can't wait to see how your dress comes out. If you are still nervous after looking at all of your pattern pieces, you could try a bodice muslin out of a cheap stripe fabric, even gingham, or a plaid for stripe matching practice.

This is going to be fabulous. Such great colors. Bet you have already chosen your accessories.

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Date: 1/9/12 8:42 AM

bias. Yup if there is a problem iwth matching or not enough fab to do horizontal side, try bias. If you do that, and put on bias pockets or do a faux chanell trim with a bias strip, it would tie to gether. Matching is not as hard as you think if you cut single layer. When I am doing bodice pieces I catually trace the plaid on the edges of the pattern piece so I can match. Do remember that you aren't matching cut edges, you are matching the seam lines, which are 1/2 to 5/8 inches in from edge. I have found if I sketch the design onto the pattern piece, it's easier to match seam lines and control where bright colors intersect on certain parts of my body that do not need hightlights.. like my boobs!
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