I work in Bias! Fashion is the one place true Bias takes on any beauty! So what IS the Bias I speak Off. For many this is a difficult cut to work with, But i’d love to share my technique! actually I’ve made a commitment to pass it on! the skill that is! Last Month I decided to take a fresh look at How independent designers used the website and their product , services and Merchandise menu! Product is easy we make clothing… However I always have had a designer Apprentice or shared the techniques I used! So I’m adding workshops, Make IT or Build IT! for the DIY sewing lover! What’s more I encourage them to make it to sell!
- Cut On the Bias… see below for more on what is Bias…
- Cut to Your Bias… made to your specification
- I’m also offering Items Available as a MAKE IT to Build IT
I modified This process from a technique I learned from an older dressmaker! It cuts time, Fabric and is the ultimate in sustainability! So What IS Bias A garment made of woven fabric is said to be “cut on the bias” when the fabric’s warp and weft threads are at 45 degrees to its major seam lines. To many Novices and “geeks”
“true bias cut is very difficult to make and work with, and many home sewers do not attempt it. A garment cut this way has a distinctive look and feel, and it tends to flow more, feel more elastic, and cling to the body. “
Prior To The Invention of knitted fabrics Stocking were made on the Bias
“Stockings then were either silk (hence the seaming seen), or lisle, the cotton weave we know today as t-shirt cloth. There were no nylons yet. The fabrics then–the silks and serges and all of them were of a variety and richness not seen today.”
MAKE IT to Build IT… is essentially a special Type of workshop that teaches you to make the items! To intro this special I’m offering items with a special Bias cut technique! DO or DIE .. is an special ridiculously low offer for a limited time! The Catch You’re helping me test a new product or workshop! From Wikipedia The bias direction of a piece of woven fabric, usually referred to simply as “the bias”, is at 45 degrees to its warp and weft threads. Every piece of woven fabric has two biases, perpendicular to each other. Non-woven fabrics such as felt orinterfacing do not have a bias. Woven fabric is more elastic as well as more fluid in the bias direction, compared to the on-grain direction. This property facilitates garments and garment details that require extra elasticity, drapability or flexibility, such as bias-cut skirts and dresses, neckties, piping trims and decorations, bound seams, etc. The “bias-cut” is a technique used by designers for cutting clothing to utilize the greater stretch in the bias or diagonal direction of the fabric, thereby causing it to accentuate body lines and curves and drape softly. For example, a full-skirted dress cut on the bias will hang more gracefully or a narrow dress will cling to the figure. Bias-cut garments were an important feature of the designs of Madeleine Vionnet in 1920s and 1930s and bias-cut styles are revived periodically. In the Middle Ages, before the development of knitting, hose were cut on the bias in order to make them fit better. A garment made of woven fabric is said to be “cut on the bias” when the fabric’s warp and weft threads are at 45 degrees to its major seam lines. Note: The term “cross-grain” in the US refers to the direction perpendicular to the length-of-grain (selvage edges), not the diagonal.