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Posted on: 9/6/04 2:59 PM
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An easy way to perfectly match chevron stripes is to lay your pattern piece on the fabric on the bias, (single layer), cut your first piece and remove the paper pattern. Use the first piece and lay it on the fabric matching the stripes perfectly, and use several pins in the direction you would want them to sew the seam. Cut the piece and go directly to your machine to sew. You will have a perfectly matched seam. I you have a check or a plaid, you can use this method for a simple elastic waist skirt if it uses the same pattern piece for the front as for the back. The sides will match perfectly as well.

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Maria Hatfield said...
Debe, Thank you for the tip. I will use this one.
9/8/04 3:02 PM
joanne j said...
Thank you for the tip. I have been putting off making a skirt because of the strips but this idea sounds very good.
10/1/04 1:08 PM
christine A said...
Wow! Thanks for the visual! It really helps a beginner like me!
10/9/04 7:55 PM
Virginia said...
Thanks for this tip Debe. I am remodeling an 80s Ellen Tracy camel suit. You know the "football shoulders period". The silk blouse is ugly and I'm using the stripes in the silk material for a convertible collar on a sleevess blouse to wear with the suit. The stripes are cream and camel, the rest of the blouse will be camel in color like the collarless summer suit. You have helped me to keep my life simple. Thank you.
10/13/04 10:08 AM
thaiyal said...
Thanks for the tip! I'm making a bias skirt using a plaid fabric and this will come in handy.
11/23/05 8:04 AM
 
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