One of the things I am want to in costume is cutting more garments – or parts there of, on the bias. I have mentioned this recently to a couple of people and the reaction is one of wide eyed wonder as if this was some sort of magic thing. It is not that difficult to do and can really change the drape of a garment. Garments cut on the bias do take up more fabric but they have a wonderful drape and ease which is ideal for costuming. It is amazing what you can achieve in just swinging a simple pattern by 45 degrees.