Getting back to sewing for myself after many years because I find that so many of the RTW clothes( unless your’e willing to spend alot of money) are just not flattering to the ‘shifting” figure. Anyway, after getting the Threads Magazine for the first time, I was delighted to discover this website.
Anyway, here’s my question. I bought a piece of 60 inch striped medium weight poly/cotton fabric that I would like to use for a princess style,sleeveless,buttons down the front shift dress. It ‘s McCalls M4877( Palmer Pletsch). Because the stripes go crosswise, would there be any problem laying my pattern out crosswise( so the stips run vertically on me) instead of lenghtwise on the grain as is usually done? I don’t know if doing it that way will affect the drape of the fabric.