The most successful artistic designs come from a thorough knowledge of the medium used. In fashion, beautifully executed designs create form with the medium of fabric. Designers who use bias-cut fabric with striking results delve deeply into each functional and decorative nuance the fabric offers.
With bias clothing, there are two ways to cut and use the fabric. In this article, Sandra Ericson discusses solving more complex design and construction problems that arise from the malleable nature of bias-cut fabric and bias seams.
When you work on the bias, the garment’s design is usually more important to the success of the garment than its construction, even though the construction often requires better-than-average sewing skills.
The garment design starts with a concept. From there, using the tools and methods described in this article, you can breathe life into a fabulous bias design. This article is from Threads #158, Dec. 2011/Jan. 2012.