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Tips & Techniques > Drawing a plaid/stripe onto your pattern piece

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Posted on: 9/6/04 9:13 PM
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When I work on fabric that has a pattern that must be matched I decide upon the placement of the pattern on the first piece, and then, after cutting out the first piece that is primary to the outfit, I lay the other pattern pieces over the cut one and draw the plaid or stripe onto the pattern piece where the seam will need matching. Then I can safely lay the pattern peice where it should go without going back to the original piece cut 8 times (I sometimes get carried away with the measure twice cut once!) So I could cut out the jacket fronts, lay the back pattern over the cut fabric and draw the plaid onto the seam line, then continue doing this with sleeves, pockets, etc.

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Jupiter, FL said... (7/27/05 10:26 AM) Reply
Thanks! Very practical, simple solution to a vexing problem.
2smiley said... (10/3/04 0:44 AM) Reply
Also a good way to match prints and get a full match at seams. Thanks for refreshing my mind. I had forgotten this one.
 
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