Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Is this right??

I am hoping that someone out there can help me. I'm underlining my fashion fabric with batiste to stabilize it, but this is the first time I've done this. Per Sandra Betzina's Threads article, I folded the pattern pieces along the middle on the straight grain to account for the turn of the cloth and then basted them together. In the diagram, it looks like I should have some little rim of batiste peeking out to be trimmed off, and that is what happened on one side of the pattern piece, but on the other side the boucle is overlapping!You can see on the left an edge of batiste under the boucle, but just the opposite on the right.
I was afraid that perhaps my boucle was stretching, since it is such a loose weave, but when I overlaid the pattern piece, it looks OK.

Any thoughts?


  1. It looks just fine. Your underlining has shifted a tiny bit because you did the turn of cloth exercise. Not all of us do, btw. Since most pieces are never actually folded in half once constructed, many of us (me, me!) attach underlining with the fashion piece lying flat.

  2. Thank you!!! I was kind of wondering about that... I don't wear my coats folded in half either. ;-)