SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Bernina
Bernina

Forum > Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting > Cutting skirt pattern designed for bias on straight grain??

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Cutting skirt pattern designed for bias on straight grain??
Help plz, sewing Xmas present today ...
sailonsilvergirl
star
sailonsilvergirl
Illinois USA
Member since 6/20/03
Posts: 554
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



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!!

------
Deb

Your time has come to shine.
All your dreams are on their way.

http://visualobsessions.blogspot.com/

Debbie Cook
starstarstarstar
Debbie Cook
USA
Member since 4/11/02
Posts: 9766
Send Message

      



In reply to sailonsilvergirl


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.

------
--
"I base my fashion sense on what doesn't itch." Gilda Radner
http://stitchesandseams.blogspot.com

sailonsilvergirl
star
sailonsilvergirl
Illinois USA
Member since 6/20/03
Posts: 554
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



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.

------
Deb

Your time has come to shine.
All your dreams are on their way.

http://visualobsessions.blogspot.com/

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting >> Cutting skirt pattern designed for bias on straight grain??

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Class Details

Online Class
Blueprints to Blue Jeans
Blueprints to Blue Jeans

Class Details

New Look 6170

photo
by: aunrea

Review
Vogue Patterns 8883

photo
by: Sue Parrot...

Review
Sew Chic Southern Belle Dress Pattern (ln8503)

Sew Chic Southern Belle Dress Pattern (ln8503)

Pattern Details
Petite Plus Patterns Swing Coat

Petite Plus Patterns Swing Coat

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.