Why six? Because when you make it yourself, you add one more essential element...your own vision.
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
A simple trick to cut waste when cutting!
I bought three metres of cheap but sturdy muslin at IKEA and marked off the whole length in washable pencil at the 45 inch width point (bottom photo with finger) and from one end, the yardage at intervals of quarters, thirds and half yards, (middle photo.) Now I can lay down a pattern, plan the cutting layout, and then buy only exactly what I need.
These photos are pretty drab, but perhaps you can see how handy a pre-measured layout cloth is, not only for those of us ordering long distance, but anyone trying to use a Burda pattern in a 45-inch world.
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I wish I were that methodical! I usually buy fabric on a whim and without a certain pattern in mind. The other way around simply doesn't work for me. Just now I looked for fabric for a girl's coat and couldn't find what I had in mind, so I had to buy RTW...ReplyDelete
Brilliant! Just brilliant! Of course, I usually add on an extra 20-30cm "just in case", a ruse to have more spare fabric once I'm done cutting. I'm a shortie too, so I always end up with leftovers anyway, which makes me happy. However, when I'm trying to squeeze my budget to buy expensive fabrics, your method would help me out heaps! So thanks very much!ReplyDelete
This is a great idea! I usually buy extra fabric since I am forever adding length, but this would be ideal for expensive silks and things that I have been eyeing for some special projects. Thanks for the great tip!ReplyDelete
Wow, that's clever. I am very guilty of over-buying. I'm always worried about not having enough fabric.ReplyDelete
Nice! I wish I was that organised.ReplyDelete