Added Apr 6, 2009
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FOLD (– – – –) means: Cut on the fold, the fold being the center of the pattern piece, but never a cut edge or seam. The piece should be cut double, with the fold line forming the center line. Pattern pieces that are outlined with a broken line in the cutting diagrams are placed face down on the fabric. The cutting diagrams on the pattern sheet show how the pattern pieces should be placed on the fabric.
The cutting diagrams show the placement of the pattern on the fabric.
For a single layer of fabric, the pattern pieces are pinned to the right side. For double layers of fabric, the right sides are facing and the pattern pieces are pinned to the wrong side. The pattern pieces that are shown extending over the fold of the fabric in the cutting diagram should be cut last from a single layer of fabric.
IMPORTANT: To cut mirror-image pairs (skirt panels, sleeves, front pieces, etc.) cut from a single layer of fabric, place the labeled side of the pattern facing up to cut the first piece of the pair. To cut the second piece of the pair, place the labeled side of the pattern facing down.
Fabric I: Cut pieces 1 to 10 and pieces 13 to 22 for the dress from fabric I. Extend the bias strip (pieces 7 and 19) for the hemline by marking the length of the pattern onto the fabric until the full length is achieved (see cutting diagrams)
Fabric II: Cut pieces 11, 12, 23 and 24 for the petticoat from fabric II.