Following all the wonderful advice here then doing quite a bit of reading…and putting in some time getting to know fabric more (I prefer Hancocks over JoAnns), I’ve gotten some lovely cotton/lycra in a midweight suiting. The fabric has a variegated stripe on the cross grain. I ordered it on-line from a swatch & thought the stripe was on the grain. It’s 60″ and has no apparent stretch either with the grain or cross grain (hope that’s the right term). It does have stretch on the bias. My question: the stripe subtle though it is would, I think, be more flattering if I cut it on the cross grain rather than the grain of the fabric. The pattern is a Very Easy Vogue two piece suit & I’ve made my muslin. What would the experienced & experts advise? : ) Waiting to make that first cut!