Thank you all for your reply!
Johanna, I have yet to read the instructions in detail. Now that you mentioned that seersucker stretches on the bias, am not too sure that I could handle the fabric. What is 'stay-stitch'?
I purchased the fabric yesterday, but am having difficulty straightening the ends (i.e making sure the ends are all parallel and/or perpendicular to the lengthwise and crosswise grain). I read somewhere before that there are two methods for this:
1) tearing for firmly woven fabrics, and
2) drawing a thread for soft, stretchy or loose weaves fabric.
I have tried both methods on different types of fabric, but didn't get the results that I want. Do I have to prep the fabric such way prior to placing the pattern pieces? Does it matter? I could always place the grainline arrow of the pattern parallel to the selvages (which I always assume is 100% straight), but sometimes it is handy to place the grainline arrow of the pattern perpendicular to the selvages to save on fabric.
Does the above make sense?
Can anyone suggest a link or a tutorial to help?