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Posted on: 9/19/04 7:27 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 7 people   
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I think the usual rule of thumb is to use simple lines for large prints. However, as a very small person I don't find this works well for me. When I use large prints I use patterns that have many pieces. That way I can "edit" the the fabric. You need much more fabric that is usually called for and you have to lay the pieces out on a simgle layer of fabric, right side up. I then can tell what part of the pattern will hit where. I can also usually completely eliminate parts of the fabric I don't like. Despite being tiny I have been able to successfully use large prints this way.

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AnneM said... (3/28/07 9:17 AM) Reply
Brilliant.
Allisonsews said... (5/28/05 10:02 AM) Reply
Sue, this is so helpful -- I plan to use this when making plus size items.
Silver said... (4/1/05 4:50 AM) Reply
drsue, that's a very helpful tip. I'm small also and I definitly will use your "editing" method of handling large prints. BTW, I love the skirt in your illustration. What pattern is it?
JDpenelope said... (2/21/05 11:51 AM) Reply
Great tip! Thanks.
2smiley said... (10/3/04 0:10 AM) Reply
Gosh, I have so many large prints in my stash. I use them for chenniel. Plan to use your hint for a new top. Thanks
Hilary said... (9/26/04 2:38 PM) Reply
Great tip! As a fellow shortie I will have to try this :oP The top in the photo looks very becoming!
drsue said... (9/21/04 10:02 AM) Reply
Unfortunately I dont' have any of this fabric left. the above fabric had very widely spaced flowers. Some flowers I like better than others. The top has princess lines so there are 4 pieces on the front and the back.
SewVeryTall said... (9/20/04 6:56 AM) Reply
It'd be interesting to see an example of this...a finished garment beside a piece of its fabric.
 
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