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From: pookie
Date: 05-26-2007, 02:49 PM (1 of 4)
I am sewing matching panties for a baby dress I have 3 questions

1. do you cut the front the same side of fabric?

2. do you cut the back the same side of fabric?
(I folded my fabric and one front is cut from one side and the other front is cut the oppisite side the smae for the back)

3. I think it looks right but not sure my waist to crotch seems reallly really short..

Sorry to be sew confusing...but I have only made these 1 time about 3 years ago, should be simple but I am such a dunce sometimes...:monkey:

tks for the help...

User: pookie
Member since: 05-07-2007
Total posts: 41
From: pookie
Date: 05-26-2007, 06:43 PM (2 of 4)
got it not a dunce after all.:bang:
User: pookie
Member since: 05-07-2007
Total posts: 41
From: DorothyL
Date: 05-28-2007, 08:43 AM (3 of 4)
When you cut from folded material you get mirror images which is usually what you want because, in theory, the two sides of the body are mirror images.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: bridesmom
Date: 05-30-2007, 07:19 PM (4 of 4)
I've noticed very little difference between front and back in lots of baby/toddler patterns, I'd guess the reason is - diaper padding. My problem has been trying to figure out which is the leg and which is the body, thereby causing some odd looking pants, and a lesson, mark your fabric.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
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