I'm referring to when you lay our fabric out to cut it. Do you lay your fabric with their right sides together inside? Or do you lay your fabric with the right sides facing out? I know that eons ago when I first learned to sew, that a teacher told me "always lay your fabric with right sides in." However, somewhere along the way, I developed the habit of right sides out.
I do this because I need to see the pattern, print, stripe or plaid and/or any repeats on the fabric when I'm laying a pattern out. This allows me to lay the pattern pieces in such a way that I take best advantage of what's happening on the right side of the fabric. It also allows me to insure that pattern pieces match. I always feel fabric blind when I lay the pattern on fabric that has the right sides on the inside!
This came up because I was reading those scanty directions in a Burda Style magazine ~ yes, I like a design so much that I'm throwing caution to the wind and tracing some pattern pieces out. And they had this direction, "cut from a double layer of fabric, right side facing in."
So tell me - do you cut with the right side of the fabric facing in or out? This is "The Question of the Day" so talk back to me people!
...as always more later!