After about another hour or so measuring my fabric, I determined that I had enough yardage to make the dress as patterned but only if I cut everything on the cross grain. I would end up with a shorter skirt but since I am shorter than average, a shorter skirt was not something I was worried about.
I traced the front bodice onto the fabric in an effort to cut down on inappropriate flower placement. I really did not want a boob bull’s-eye! I cut out the front bodice with no problem.
|It is not even!|
It was the back bodice that became the problem. I do not know how or why this was a problem. I tried to trace the pattern and I could never get it to line up. So I folded over the fabric, no bull’s-eyes issues for the back and cut it out.
Can you see the problem?
One side is shorter than the other, not by a lot but enough to make back bodice not work.
|How did this happen?|
I know it wouldn’t work because I tried. I sewed it together and it twisted and was too short. I tried reducing the seam allowance on the shoulders, no help. Is the print off grain? I really have no idea.
Having just enough fabric to cut out another back bodice, I was finding that I had the same problem. I could not get it even. So what to do???
After thinking about this for a long time, I figure I have only 2 options.
1. Move the zipper to a back zipper and slice the bodice up the back. Keep the good side and get another side to work.
2. Make a small patch for the problem area.