Facings (Waist & CF)
CF Button Opening
- If it is your first time matching plaid, pick a fabric where the plaid repeat is smaller and closer in repetition.
- Plaid matching is best for designs that are more linear or straight in nature. For example, you cannot achieve a perfect plaid match along flared or very curved seams.
- When lining up vertical seams like a CB seam, avoid placing the most solid stripe right on the CB. Use the negative space in between to achieve a more flattering overall look.
- If your design involves, exterior pieces like pockets, flaps, collars, cuffs etc. Cut those pattern pieces after you have cut out your main pieces. For example, if you are creating a patch pocket on the front of a blazer. Press back the top line of the patch pocket placement on the front blazer. Hover this piece onto uncut fabric until you find the exact plaid match. Weigh front blazer down on fabric. Grab patch pocket paper pattern piece and line up top to the folded edge. Now you have a match!
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