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Keep Stripes Symmetrical

submitted by Cathy Bennett
from Threads #132

I recently made a garment that called for a bias collar. I realized that because I was using striped fabric, if I followed the pattern directions and made the collar in one piece, the stripes wouldn’t be symmetrical at the front of the garment the way I wanted them. To prevent this problem, I added a seam and seam allowances to the center back and cut two separate half-collar pieces. I placed each half on an identical section of the fabric’s striped pattern (with one pattern piece upside down), and the resulting collar looks terrific.


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