A swooping Watteau back, finishing in a voluminous bubble hem, brings unexpected drama to an otherwise understated sheath silhouette.
This first step in fabric preparation ensures garments that look better and feel more comfortable.
Use your ruler and a bit of tape to help you position your pieces on grain.
Get creative when aligning pattern pieces along the fabric's yarns.
Before cutting, the cross-grain and the lengthwise grain need to be straight. In this video, fashion designer Sarah Veblen demonstrates the technique.
Sarah Veblen will show you how to find and straighten the lengthwise and crosswise grains on your trickiest fabrics.
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