I have made a dress using bias cut as I bought a horizon patterned fabric online. What I was thinking?!! It is something I don’t normally do as most patterns don’t normally recommend cutting on bias.
I didn’t want to have a horizontal pattern dress as it will make look fat. It is an amazing cut as it allows the fabric flow on the body better that the usual straight grain cut. Therefore it is recommend for dress fabrics. I am using silk crepe fabric. Bias strip is use in a lot of bias strips cut as it allows the most stretch.
However it does use more fabric than usual I got about 3meters X 1.4meters fabric compare to recommended fabric on the pattern 2.6meters X 1.4 meters. Something to keep in mind.
It is easy to cut the fabric on bias just fold the fabric at 45 degree angle (you will end up a triangle) like below. One tip is always leave the enough seam allowance for the back panel. If you were used to cutting dress patterns on a straight grain fabric(like me), when cutting out the back panel I always put it by selvedge (edge of the fabric) where there is always a fabric edge not a fold. By putting on selvedge helps in cutting out as it doesn’t fray at all. Saves the need of overlocking the fabric. I did make a mistake this time but I did manage to rectify it.
This is the result of a dress.
<img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-4144″ src=”https://www.makergardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/how-to-bias-cut-5.png” alt=”how to bias cut ” width=”735″ height=”1102″ data-pin-media=”https://www.makergardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/how-to-bias-cut-5.png” data-pin-url=”https://www.makergardener.com/dressmaking/bias-cut/” data-pin-description=”Using bias cut in sewing dress is very nice as it creates a nice flow on the dress. More tutorial information on link. It works well with silk fabrics and I use crepe silk” data-pin-id=”data-pin-media=” https:=”” www.makergardener.com=”” wp-content=”” uploads=”” 2018=”” 10=”” using-bias-cut-for-a-dress.png”=””>