Off-grain

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Re: Off-grain

New postby SmilieFace on Wed May 28, 2008 9:55 pm

Thanks for the compliments. I used Simplicity 2925, View B. The dress is not cut on the bias. I used a 100% cotton fabric, and even though the pattern called for 2 3/8 yards of 45" fabric, I only had 2 yards of this fabric, and made it work. I'm not really sure if the style of dress works for me, either, but I found the fabric for $2/yard, and figured I might as well try it...
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Re: Off-grain

New postby DorothyL on Thu May 29, 2008 5:39 am

Well it works for whoever that is in the picture.
It looks great -- again.
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Re: Off-grain

New postby Glennssister on Thu May 29, 2008 6:10 am

Great dress. I love the fabric.

Kaitlinn, I think that dress will work for anyone that doesn't have an arms issue. The smaller person has so many more options.
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Re: Off-grain

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Thu May 29, 2008 6:07 pm

That is a great dress ! ! It looks great on you and is wonderfully summery looking ! ! Your talent is showing ! !
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Re: Off-grain

New postby bridesmom on Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:26 am

My gosh woman!! You are doing some beautiful work! You should be very proud of yourself! Love the dress on you.
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Re: Off-grain

New postby kaitlinnegan on Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:03 am

I think the dress absolutely works on you, SmilieFace! It's perfect. :D
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Re: Off-grain

New postby paroper on Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:22 pm

Actually you will often find fabrics that are printed so that they have borders running along the edge. They are no different from other fabrics with the same content, just printed to be laid out on the cross grain. The only time I can think of that this is a problem is in knits. They should always be cut on length of grain to get the right stretch. By the way, this is not bias.. this is cross grain. Bias is turned 45 degrees.
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Re: Off-grain

New postby DorothyL on Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:08 am

Hey Pam, It's always nice to see your smiling face!
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Re: Off-grain

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:02 am

Yeah, Pam, we sure have been missing you ! !
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Re: Off-grain

New postby paroper on Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:57 am

Thank you. It is nice to be back.
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