So I have this fun striped fabric. Doesn’t it remind you of something Mondo, from Project Runway, would use. Of course, he’d pair it with 10 other crazy prints and make it look fabulous. I don’t have those skillz (yet).
I want try experimenting with changing the grainlines and matching stripes, yikes. Melizza, just made this adorbs Colette ginger skirt. I’m loving the chevron effect, and I had intentions of doing something similar when I bought this yardage.
So… I’m planning on modifying Simplicity 2444 . I’m going to make a center front seam on the bodice; and try my darndest to match all those stripes at the front, back, and sides. I’m not sure if I want to try all that on the skirt as well. Baby steps, people.
Here is my question. I’m concerned about the bodice stretching and getting all wonky since it’s meant to be cut on the straight grain. Should I stabilize all of the bodice pieces with a lightweight interfacing, so that it behaves more like fabric cut on the straight grain? Is this step unnecessary? I have pretty much no experience when it comes to this. Any feedback is appreciated. Help a sistah out!