Ages ago I remember seeing a very useful link to a blog that explained how to match plaid. At the time I swear I saved it as a favourite. Can I find it again? Of course not. So I googled and googled and found this fab helpful article here. Hope you like it.
I'm pretty sure it is not the original link because I remember alot of pinning was involved. If anyone knows where that article was I'd be much obliged....
In the meantime, I confess, I checked with our TSW nominated Anglo-American language expert Cathe because I wasn't 100% sure what plaid was. She confirms that it is tartan. (Thanks Cathe for responding without laughing at me.) I have found out why there is a difference I think, here's an interesting article about the history of tartan (plaid).
And that last sentence is definitely a sentence I never thought I'd write ;0)
Is it plaid or tartan where you live?
I'm going punk on my plaid, rage against the system and claim I didn't want it to match anyway, that's so conformist and I'm an individual..... (OK, so I couldn't get all the pieces to match, sssssh, don't tell)
Judy - I just have the hem to do! I did most of the lining last night, I am DETERMINED to get a challenge in on time before my birthday ;0)
I'm in on that too. I do try to make an effort when cutting to put the pieces I know are together next to eachother and use a particular line to match up but it never works all the way round.
My cape isn't even together yet! But i'll post pictures of my skirt on my mannequin later! x