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! 

PinkChoclateBreaks DIY Asymetrical Skirt

How to Sew an Asymmetric Skirt + Alternate Elastic Waistband Technique – with Jocelina of PinkChocolateBreak

A free sewing video tutorial sharing how PinkChocolateBreak created this hot asymmetrical skirt with stretch knit fabric and a few sneaky folds!   You will need: fabric existing pencil skirt thread sewing scissors pins elastic for waistband sewing machine Check out the PinkChocolateBreak blog for more fashion and beauty tips: pinkchocolatebreak.com and subscribe to the newsletter here – http://bit.ly/1by8ara 5 free skirt … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Stephani Miller draping on Its Sew Easy

Stephani Miller’s Draping Lesson on It’s Sew Easy

Threads Magazine editor Stephani Miller offers a lesson on draping – a non-intimidating way to get the perfect fit on a skirt from straight to flowing. Draped Sewing Projects: Video: Sewing Tutorial: Draped “Curtain” Tank Top Photo: Drawstrings Skirt by Ciella Video: Sleeveless Draped Top Pattern Video: How To Lay Sewing Pattern Pieces On The Bias Album: Draped … [ Read More at SWN! ]