Learning to sew: I did it. Gulp. December 15, 2008 12:58 2 Comments
I should be jumping. I should be skipping. I should be turning lopsided cartwheels. I should be. Because I cut out my fashion fabric. The real thing.
I am not jumping. I am not skipping. I am not turning any kind of cartwheel at all. Because. Because I am not sure I cut the fabric properly. The problem? The root of my apprehension? I used a vintage fabric, only 39 inches wide, and Simplicity did not supply a cutting layout for that width. Drat. Double drat. Fiddlesticks. And all that.
Here is the method behind my cutting madness: I folded the fabric horizontally, right sides together, placed the pattern pieces face down, and cut. Cut. Irrevocable. Undoable. Eeeekkk. Get me a paper bag, please. I am hyperventilating.
Tell me this will work. OK? If not, tell me what I should have done. The better to correct the mistake next time. I await your learned responses, dear readers. Really. I do. I am on pins and needles. (Yes, yes. Cheap pun. I know. Forgive me. Please. Just this once.)
Carolyn on May 20, 2015 11:12
I only have one question…you did check your grainlines right?
Elle on May 20, 2015 11:12
Well, I don’t see where there will be too much of a problem, since the lowest yardage given was face up. It’s a forgiving pattern, just make sure you’re paying attention to the front and back as you construct it.