12 June 2010
This is why
I always buy more fabric than I need. This is meant to be a 25cm wide strip of fabric but, as you can see, it has a decidedly curved shape. I bought it last week and I took pity on the staff member cutting it off the roll (I've been in that situation - rolls are so much more difficult to cut straight than fabric folded on bolts). Also, it was a special low price, so the bit of wastage didn't cost me much.
This is also why I always add an extra allowance to the fabric requirements when writing patterns. If a pattern calls for a 10cm strip and you buy a 10cm strip that's not cut correctly in the shop, you won't have enough fabric. And we all know the fabric will be sold out by the time you go back to buy more!