Can you cut a pattern across the grain without any problems?
by Carole S.
(Glendale, AZ USA)
I have some tropical print fabric that I wanted to make into a long dress. It has a beautiful border print that runs down one side of the fabric.
I want that print at the bottom of the skirt. To do that I have to lay the pattern out across the grain of the fabric. The skirt pattern piece just fits across the fabric.
What kinds of problems will cutting across the grain cause me and how can I fix them? Why is cutting on the grain so important? I'm assuming if I cut one pattern piece across the grain it would be a good idea to cut them all across the grain.
Thanks for any information and suggestions you can provide.