Do you bias?

Dresses and other garments cut on the bias grain were originally introduced in the late 1920s by Couturier Madeleine Vionnet. The elegant effect of bias-cut gowns were shortly very popular in Hollywood, and young starlets often wore these clinging, revealing dresses both onstage and off. With the resurgence of interest in vintage fashions, bias cut garments are still very popular today.

George Trippon was a Hollywood studio designer of women’s clothing both before and after WWII. He started a design school and also created a TV show titled Sew What’s New that aired for about 20 years. Some of those old TV episodes can be found now on YouTube, and they are LOL funny. I love this one about bias – check it out!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtR3kp6cuvk[/youtube]

Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

Leave a reply