Q: Why do
slip-like dresses distort so easily? They seem to get skinnier and longer.
panels of such dresses are cut on the bias. The bias is the diagonal of a woven
fabric between the lengthwise and crosswise threads. This part of the fabric is
very stretchy and can be easily distorted in cleaning and finishing causing the
garment to hang unevenly. The garment can also distort during wear or while
When cleaning garments cut on the bias,
place it in a net bag to minimize agitation.