How to Align Stripes Across a Seam
Matched stripes are a stealthy detail in a garment. Hardly anyone notices when stripes match across seams (except when they create bold visual designs), and everyone notices when they don’t. Stripes that align across seams are also an indicator of a quality garment. Matching stripes throughout a garment’s body isn’t difficult-it just takes time and patience. I’ll explain an exciting method for matching stripes at key locations on a pattern to get a professional, high-end look. First you’ll learn how to work with balanced and unbalanced stripes, then I’ll show you how to match stripes at the shoulder, and from the lapel to the collar. So go ahead: Sew striped garments without fear of mismatching. When you’re finished, wear your expertly matched stripes with pride.