My fabric is some leftovers. You may have a lace role. You have to identify DOGS line on that too. What I recommend is, for first bras to use lace with small pattern, so that you would not have to worry about pattern matching.
Now, because lace is a thin fabric, we can fold it in two. This way we can cut two pieces once. Now look how I fold this lace:
Here is the folded piece of fabric – look how the DOGS & fold line must be on your fabric; the right side of the fabric is inside:
Now you can arrange pattern pieces so that they all fit.
The important thing is: the cradle (it’s the piece the gray arrow is pointing at) must be on the fold line and follow DOGS! Rest of the pieces must follow DOGS line only. My back wing is also on fold line, since there was the only place it fit in.
Pin pattern pieces.
I use this kind of pins. Their heads keep the fabric flat.
We are ready to cut:
Remember I’ve put the back wing on the fold? Those pieces must not be together, so I cut them:
And these are all lace pieces I have. Paper pattern are still pinned on the lace; this is how we leave them for the moment:
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