I mentioned how I love getting questions through the contact form the other day, and it’s true! I get a lot of awesome questions and always try to answer them as completely as possible.
Just before I left on vacation, I received a really interesting question from a reader, and thought you might be interested. I asked her if I could use our Q&A convo for a future post, and she said yes!
After reading my post on matching prints along seamlines, Samantha wrote:
Great post on matching prints along seams! I realized that I usually ‘cheat’ on back seams where there is no zipper, and simply remove the seam by cutting the pattern on the fold (minus the seam allowance). You seem to be a very knowledgeable sewer who could tell me what I messing up by doing that … what IS the reason for a back centre seam when the seam is straight anyway?
The same theory applies anywhere you have a centre seam: backs of jackets, front seams of skirts, front bodice seams. You COULD place it on the fold, just make sure it won’t compromise the fit and drape of the finished garment.
Hope this was helpful! If you have a sewing question, feel free to use the contact form and send it over. I’ll do my best to answer – and if I can’t, it’s a great excuse to learn something new!
If I get enough questions, I could start a series of regular posts on ‘Ask the Sewaholic’ – what do you think?
Be back soon!! Hopefully I’m out visiting exciting new fabric stores and soaking up the sunshine!