Hello! Today I will share some tips for cutting out and marking your Anna Blouse.
Hopefully by now you have made any changes to your Muslin and Pattern and are ready to cut into your final fabric.
Refer back to the Supplies page for all the items you need to mark and cut out your Anna Blouse.
Preparing and Marking your pattern
First, you will want to prepare your Pattern for marking. If you have a notcher, mark each notch on the pattern with the notcher. The notcher will cut a small square cut into the edge of the pattern.
If you don't have a notcher, cut a tiny "V" on your pattern at the notch marks.
My preferred method for cutting out my patterns is tracing around the pattern with Tailors chalk.
Arrange your fabric referring to the Cutting Layout sheet on the pattern. If the fabric is folded in half, make sure the selvage edges meet and the grain line runs the length of the fabric.
Make sure to press your fabric to get all the wrinkles out.
Place the largest pieces on the fabric first and anchor in place with pattern weights.
Next, place the smaller pieces down (Binding neck and cuff trim, keyhole trim). Make sure the grain line is parallel to the grain line on the fabric by measuring from the edge of the fabric fold or selvage to the grain line on the pattern piece with a ruler. Secure in place with pattern weights.
Trace around the pattern pieces with Tailors Chalk. Mark all the notches with chalk. You can add pins to the edge of the pieces on the inside of the chalk line to keep pieces with multiple layers in place.
Cut around the piece just cutting off the chalk line.
Using your scissors, clip into each notch by 1/8".
Marking the Tucks
(This is the same process used for marking darts)
Print and cut out the Tuck Template for your size.
1) Supplies: Notcher, Circle Cutter and Tailors Chalk, Marking Pen or Pencil
Mark inside the circles with a marking pen or pencil.
Place the Template on the other side of the front panel and mark the bottoms of the tucks.
2) Supplies: Tailor's Chalk and Marking Pen or Pencil.
Check back tomorrow and we will sew the tucks and keyhole binding!