I am currently cutting out Butterick 4859 (sorry, I don’t know how to link it), and I’m stumped. The pattern envelope didn’t mention that it was a ‘bias’ skirt. No problem. However, I can’t get my head around the fact that the front of the skirt is to be cut on the bias while everything else is to be cut on-grain. I realize that there is quite a bit of fitting detail on the back, but I would think that the back and front should both be cut out the same way. Of course, that would make the detail on the back virtually impossible!
Is it necessary to cut the front out on the bias? Given that the fabric I’m using is shiny, would the bias affect the sheen of the fabric from front to back?
Thanks for the help!