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Tip: Don’t Freak Out About Slight Irregularities

When you are first learning how the details go together and are trying to figure out what matters and what does not, it can be hard to overlook irregularities in matching like this:

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Don’t freak out about small inconsistencies.

But fear not – if you are working with cuts that have a lot of bias in them, it isn’t unusual to have slight irregularities like this.  What you want is to make sure that the layers are laying flat and that the garment looks as it should as worn.  Different fabrics are going to respond in different ways – you aren’t working with sheet metal with its stability.

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Two different fabrics with different weights can be especially difficult to match perfectly.

So if you are stuck like Jeremy is here trying to decide what to think about a lining that peeks slightly around the edge of its mate, rest easy.  You can trim the lining down to its mate after sewing.  What you should be worried about is how clean and smooth your seams are instead.

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