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Date: 4/2/13 11:07 AM

OK, I am not a beginner, but I don't think I have made anything from!woven cotton pique before. I am stumped about which is the right side.

One side has higher ridges and deeper indentations. The other is smooth.

Does it matter which I use? Will the wrong choice scream "made at home by a novice?"

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Date: 4/2/13 11:21 AM

Probably does not matter as long as you like the look and consistently use one side when laying out the pattern.

You can mark the wrong side with a big X in dressmaker's chalk to help eliminate confusion during construction.

One way to tell is to look at the selvage. Some are imprinted on the right side. If not, then look at the texture. The smoother the finish of the selvage indicates the right side of the fabric.

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Date: 4/2/13 11:25 AM

Once you determine right side, I like to use a piece of tape on each right side piece

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Date: 4/2/13 4:22 PM

Typically the "right" side of a pique is the side with the ridges and indentations. The wrong side is the smooth side. Is the print/color different? Usually the right side of a fabric is brighter. It may not matter just use the same side for all your pieces. HTH

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Date: 4/2/13 4:53 PM

I'm not familiar with woven pique, so I did a Google search, and found great close-up photos of some Thom Browne trousers. You can see both the inside & outside of the garment, as well as zoom in on the fabric.

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Date: 4/2/13 5:31 PM

Thanks everyone! Looks like I made the right decision.

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Date: 4/3/13 2:48 AM

Once you've decided on the right side, you should mark it so you don't forget. I mark mine on the right side with a pin, and in case the top/bottom isn't clear (like corsets pieces), I put the pin at the top.

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Date: 4/3/13 3:30 AM

One of my favorite sayings is You bought both sides of the fabric; you get to choose which one is "right" ;-)

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