Added Jan 5, 2008
1) Fold fabric along grain of the knit and place the main pattern piece on fold as indicated; the arrow on the pattern indicates the direction of the crosswise stretch, which should be the greatest amount of stretch in your fabric. Your other pattern pieces can be laid out on a single thickness of fabric, and you may like to use a different, contrast-coloured knit fabric for your waistband piece.
Pin pattern pieces firmly to your fabric before cutting around them, being careful not to distort the stretchy fabric as you move your scissors. Keep scissors as close to the table as possible, or, if you have a rotary cutter and cutting mat, this is a great time to use them as they disturb the fabric least while you cut.
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