I have not used Burda patterns before, so perhaps I do not know where to find this info. I am making dress “B” from pattern 7097. I have searched in vain on every pattern piece and on the envelope and instructions, but can’t tell for sure that the fabric is supposed to be folded with right sides together for cutting. I love this fabric and I haven’t anymore of it, so I don’t want to make a mistake. Can someone tell me: do I fold my fabric right sides together or wrong sides together? And for future reference, do Burda patternms just assume that you should always do it that way, or is there someplace to look on each pattern to be sure. TIA!

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    Jun 17, 2013, 07.25 PMby sherrey60

    I haven’t seen your particular pattern but you are right. The information isn’t that obvious. My most recent Burda pattern has the info in the instruction sheet in the section headed ’ Cutting Out’.

    Most patterns, where the fabric is folded for cutting, suggest folding right sides together. Pieces cut from a single layer will generally be cut with the right side facing up. If you are fairly new to sewing I would advise following this instruction.

    I do sometimes ignore this and fold wrong sides together if there is a print which will be easier to layout properly from the right side.

    As long as you follow the layout carefully you will be alright whichever way you choose. One note of caution – You will see that Burda (and most other patterns) indicate whether a pattern piece is to be laid with the printed side up or not. If you have decided to fold the fabric with the wrong sides together you should reverse all of these and pieces cut on a single layer of fabric should be laid on fabric that has the wrong side facing up.

    If your fabric is really special to you, why don’t you get some cheap fabric of about the same weight and cut out this first. That way you can make all your fitting changes (and mistakes!) on something you don’t mind about. You can then make sure that you are not going to have to make major adjustments to your precious material before you cut out.

    I hope this is of some help.

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    Jun 19, 2013, 12.45 AMby rita61

    Hello. I just saw your post. I looked at my pattern, and I hope you can understand my explanations. Thank you for telling us it is view B you want to make. View B layout is on the tissue paper, on it’s own. (It is not embedded in another pattern piece).

    Depending on the size you are making, and the width of your fabric, will depend which layout you will use. If you provide the size and width of your fabric, I can be more specific, as some sizes are all with the material folded double (right side in) and some are laid out flat and cut single, and some are with the selvedges meeting in the centre.

    On the instruction sheet, under CUTTING, it explains how to cut depending on if your layout is single or double. Under double it states: ‘…right side is facing in.’ which is another way of saying ‘right sides together’. I strongly suggest you carefully read the CUTTING section. The information in the cutting section helps to clarify the suggested layout to use.

    If there is a design/stripes on your material that you want to match up, then cutting layouts are usually not useful.

    All patterns are different; it really depends on the suggested layout, fabric, size, etc. There is no hard and fast rule to follow. sherrey60’s comments above are great!

    If you have any questions about this pattern, please ask, and I’ll try to answer your questions as best as I can. Good luck, and looking forward to seeing pictures of your finished project!!!

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    Jun 24, 2013, 09.56 PMby Lisa Heydinger

    Thanks for the advice. Looking back at the instructions, I see what rita61 is talking about, and sherrey60, your explanation is very helpful. Back to the cutting board! Thank you so much.

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