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Added Jan 20, 2007

By burdastyle

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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 to be 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.

Velvet, corduroy: Before you pin the pattern pieces to the fabric, you must determine the DIRECTION OF THE NAP. Velvet and corduroy should be cut against the nap. In other words, lay the pattern pieces on the fabric so that the fibers are smoothed down when you run your hand from the lower to upper edges of the pattern piece.

Cut pieces 8 and 9 from contrasting fabric, as shown in the cutting layout.
If fabric is not folded, pin the pattern pieces on the right side.
If fabric is folded, the right side is facing inside. Pin pattern pieces onto the wrong side.
Cut the pieces that are placed over the selvage in the copy paper last, with the fabric not folded.

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