August 4th, 2012
Capri pants are fun to wear and this year, plaid is popular. It is a little tricky to match the plaid, but with some forethought, it can be done. Take a look at the pants in the popular departments stores and it is surprising to see that many of the plaids don’t match. But when sewing the pants, there is no reason not to have them matching at the seams.
Always be aware that extra material will be needed when sewing with plaids. It could take over a yard to allow for the match.I was looking for more information and found it here. Look on the back of the pattern and see if they have a suggestion. Remember, some plaids are much bigger then others, so plan accordingly. A large cutting board that has measurements on it will be the best place to do the cutting. Sometimes it is not possible to have everything line up completely.
Sewing is really easy if someone is willing to measure and take time to cut something out correctly. The cutting is one of the most important parts of the process. A good pair of scissors and lots of pins will be important to get started. Never try to cut out a pair of pants without a measuring tape, scissors, pins and a plan.