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What is "Bias Cut" - Definition & Explanation

Cut diagonally across the grain of a fabric. Used to create garments that follow the body curves closely. A bias cut is any direction in the fabric which does not exactly flow in the direction of the weft yarn (vertical yarns) or warp yarns (horizontal yarns) of a fabric. A true bias makes an angle of 45 degrees across the length and width of a fabric. Fabric cut on a bias has maximum stretch.
Bias Cut - Cut diagonally across the grain of a fabric. Used to create garments that follow the body curves closely.
Cutting fabric diagonally across the grain, causing the material to drape fluidly and elegantly across the body. Expensive due to it's inefficient use of fabric. Often used for silk or satin dresses for maximum slink factor. Popular in the 20's and 30's and now a dress signature of amongst others John Galliano.
A term used when fabric is cut across the grain diagonally. This creates stretch to an otherwise stretch-less fabric. The result is a garment that clings to your curves.
A cut across the grain of the fabric. This cut creates a garment that follows the curve of a womanís body. Very popular cut for evening gowns in the 1930ís and 1940ís.

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Some more terms:

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