Do you single or double?
Come on, you know I’m talking about sewing right?
I mean, when you are cutting out your pattern on your fashion fabric, do you cut singly or doubly? Do you fold your fabric selvedge to selvedge or do you cut each pattern piece out singly on a single layer of fashion fabric?
I know there are certain pattern pieces that are normally cut on the fold, like front bodices and the like. But when straight of grain really matters (and when does it not?), do you cut out a single layer at a time?
The reason why I ask is that I noticed on my last make, the red linen shirt (pictures soon I promise!), that the bottom layer was not always on grain like the top layer, no matter how hard I tried. Very irritating. Is there a trick to cutting on the fold of which I am not aware? Please let me know.
On my next shirt which I am starting to cut out this morning, I am determined to have every piece on grain. So I’m cutting each piece out singly. I have created whole pattern pieces for the ones that are cut on the fold, like the collar, stand and yoke.
So what do you do? Do you single or double?
Oh and here’s a peek at my delicious fabric, a purple linen. Man I love this shade of purple. It really is delicious. Unfortunately, I can’t remember this fabric’s provenance.
Happy sewing everyone!