Recently I have been reading the must-have book 'Couture Sewing Techniques' by Claire B. Shaeffer, when I happened to stumble across a fairly simple, but potentially life changing tip.
If you are someone (like me) who will spend ages matching seams, unpicking and re-sewing to achieve perfection then this one is for you!!
Usually when sewing intersecting seams the seam allowances are stitched down. Like so...
The downside of this is that is can interfere with the drape of the garment. This is because it can create tension. The following tip also makes it much easier to match seams perfectly, so it's worth considering for centre back seams or other highly visible areas.
1. Sew seams as per instructions.