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Cutting skirt pattern designed for bias on straight grain??
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Date: 12/23/09 2:16 PM

Hi,
Will it seriously mess things up to lay fabric on the straight grain on a skirt pattern designed for bias?? Pattern is Kwik Sew 3097.

Fabric is silk chiffon. Which I wouldn't want to attempt on bias anyway, but also the fabric's pattern should not be bias. The pattern is essential for this Christmas present, so I cannot change the fabric.

Or should I use a skirt pattern designed for straight grain? I'm sewing a simple, elastic casing 2-layer skirt with visible lining. Surely that must be in my stash, but I like the full look of this KS skirt.

Thanks!!

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Date: 12/23/09 2:25 PM

Quote: sailonsilvergirl
but I like the full look of this KS skirt

Much of that full look is *because* it's cut on the bias. You may end up with a skirt that just hangs straight down without the pretty drape-y look. Also, measure the flat pattern. Bias patterns are often sized wider to allow the narrowing that happens to bias fabric when it's hung before hemming.

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Date: 12/23/09 2:40 PM

Thank you so much for quick response. I may pull out a pattern with straighter side seams designed for straight grain. I'm also concerned about what happens with the fabric when the KS pattern is so flared, like pie-shaped.

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