Hopefully, this challenge means I will work quickly, but not sloppily.
I just finished pressing my fabric (and noticed before it was too late that I had the right-side facing out!). I’ve pinned all the pieces, and I’m getting ready to cut. I haven’t followed the pattern’s cutting guide exactly, because this layout is more fabric-efficient. I did make sure, however, that all pieces are pointing the same direction as in the diagram, and that pieces that are shown face-down in the instructions are face-down in my layout as well.
I am hoping that I can still get a pair of shorts or capris out of this length of fabric afterwards.
How do you check to make sure that big pattern pieces are lined up correctly according to the fabric’s grain? It’s so easy to rotate the pattern ever so slightly. I try to double check by using a ruler to visually extend the grain line beyond the edge of the pattern piece.