But the Lonsdale is different -
|The grainline is marked on the pattern piece. This makes the seams on center front, sides and center back on the bias.|
Fabric fabric drapes differently - more gracefully - on the bias
Anon asked these questions on my last post:
Have you found any difference in the way the fabric drapes
when you use the cross grain?
No - when I played with a sample piece, it seemed to work just the same whether I tugged on the grain or the cross-grain. As soon as you start handling the fabric, pre-washing, folding, laying it out, etc, be alert for the behavior of the fabric. I learned early on that I can't memorize a lot of facts and understand fabric. I have to touch it and handle it and, well, abuse it a little bit. To me, this is where you use your sense of touch to learn directly from the fabric. If a little voice inside your head says, "no this sturdy waxed African cotton is not going to drape well in the dress I'm considering" - listen!! That little voice knows something.
Are you lining instead of underlining the skirt because the latter would affect the drape of the skirt?
Hmm, I am running out of time this morning, so I will post again tomorrow when I can fully explain this one.
Have a great day, more to come ...