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Effect of changing patterns to bias layouts?
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Date: 7/26/12 8:19 AM

MY DIL likes those new swing tops for her & daughter where the sides are longer than the front--for wearing with leggings. It looks like they are on the bias, not just an A-line shape.
Could you cut a top on the bias from a T pattern in knits or wovens? The same for skirts?
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In reply to gramma b

Date: 7/26/12 2:16 PM

Here's Marcy Tilton's excellent article on working with bias. It will answer quite a few questions you might have about bias in general.

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Date: 7/26/12 3:35 PM

I have noticed that the line drawings show a severe angle cut onto the pattern piece. Try looking at some patterns online and see if you can figure out how to make the pattern piece. I think also that shams may have posted on her blog about this one time.

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Date: 7/26/12 4:37 PM

The ones I've seen are not cut on the bias, especially if they are knits because there is no bias in a knit. They do have angular lower sections that fall into those interesting shapes. Mostly they are square.

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Date: 7/26/12 5:21 PM

Thanks, all.
I found I have an A-line skirt pattern with lines for both regular
and bias layouts, but it doesn't say what the difference in flare would be.
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Date: 7/26/12 5:31 PM

No difference in flare, but the bias cut will be more drapey. Also, make sure you hang it for a day or two before hemming.

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