Oliver + S

To fussy cut — or not?

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    I am getting ready to cut a fabric with a fine black pattern on a very dark blue background:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hemoglobinhummingbird/6006277712/sizes/z/in/photostream/

    I lightened the photo a bit so you can see the pattern.

    I’m making a Music Box jumper, and I know from experience that I won’t really be able to match the bodice to the skirt because of the pleat. I am wondering whether I should bother to try to match it up in places, and if so, how?

    Some options I considered:

    Deepening the pleat to match bodice to skirt?

    Matching side seams of skirt?

    Cutting bodice on bias?

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

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    Nicole @motherof5

    If it was me,I would match the side seams on the skirt and bodice. Centre the pattern on the bodice and adjust my front inverted pleat until I was happy with the look.

    Only my suggestion,not a technical one.

    Love the fabric,is it wool?

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    It is — trying to get a bit of a head start on autumn. Thank you! I will try to implement your suggestion though I am not too sure my skills are up to it — I think the seam allowances confuse me.

    But thank you for the reply 🙂

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    Nicole @motherof5

    Use the pattern on the fabric to guide you. As it is woven,it will be true.

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    You know you’re taking your Oliver + S sewing a bit too seriously when, like me, you fussy cut the pockets on kid’s pyjamas. Who even needs pockets on their pyjamas anyway!

    Sigh (still I couldn’t not do it)

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    Robin @Robin

    Oh my Sarvi, I haven’t even started sewing for summer yet. You are my hero.

    I also thought bodice on the bias.

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    So shameful, this is from last year — and I still haven’t cut into that fabric!

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    Sorry I rehashed this (and perhaps brought back unwanted memories) as I have a forum dread thing about starting a new post thread when I think an old one may cover the same topic. A bit of flat piping at the waistband of the music box jumper might be a good way to take the eye away from the lack of pattern matching. The side and back seams matching would matter much more.

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Haha, no worries — my eyes are bigger than my stomach when it comes to sewing.

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