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Posted on: 4/4/10 11:50 AM
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Sleeves feel an look beautiful when they are cut on the bias.
Be warned as it takes alot more fabric and not all prints will look good.
Avoid one way patterns and determine if stripe patterns look good to your eye when cut on the bias.

If you have a full arm, this adds comfort.

I have also found that many light weight woven fabrics look better if you line your short sleeves. It adds a rich look to your garment.

(Info learned from Sandra Betzina)

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etmom said... (3/13/13 11:42 AM) Reply
I would recommend letting the sleeve hang for a day after cutting on the bias. This holds true for any pattern cut on the bias. Bias cut pieces tend to "grow" a bit.
Alice said... (8/8/10 10:42 PM) Reply
I've made several simple "tent" dresses but changed the necklines, now I'm thinking of cutting them on the bias, the whole dress. I think it would hug my body nicer above the waist and have a trimmer look even though the bottom is flared.
 
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