Sewing, Cutting and Pressing on the Bias

Sewing, Cutting and Pressing on the Bias

To make a bias cut essentially means to cut the pattern piece from the fabric on a 45 degree angle to the straight grain so that the fabric will drape and contour with the shape of the body.  To put it simply – the fabric is cut on a diagonal angle rather than along a fold line.  Garments such as skirts, dresses, blouses and capes are perfect garments for sewing on the bias to achieve a beautiful drape! 

twirly dress tutorial

Pattern and Sew an Easy Girls T-shirt Circle Dress

Melanie from the Crafty Cupboard shows us how she sewed this pretty dress for little girls.  Upcycling an existing t-shirt, and using some fabric , a beautiful “Twirly Dress” is born.   The bottom half of this dress is actually a very simple circle skirt with a serged bottom hem.  If you need some extra help calculating … [ Read More at SWN! ]