Lynn Shotwell brought in Butterick #4929 for her Fall project. She wanted a lightweight Fall coat made of tapestry with frog fasteners.
When you are using a fabric that has a distinct pattern with a garment that has princess seams, you cannot assume that the patterns can be matched. The fabric can be distorted as well. This means that you will have to force the pattern a bit and make a number of judgments about how the pattern blends.
Here is her finished garment:
If you pay attention to the pattern, you can see that we placed the non-dominant pattern right above the bustline. If you wanted to emphasize the bust, you could center it on the apex of the bustline.
You can see that the pattern only matches directly at the center back of the waistline. Sometimes this is the best one can do and is a completely appropriate compromise to make.
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Lynn is in the Winter classes as well. We will see what comes out of that!
The large frog fasteners came from Chicago Fabrics, on the 200 block of South Wabash in Chicago. Go there. Buddy, the proprietor, will get you where you need to be. He and his shop are a real hidden gem.