Sewing Tip: Always cut your sewing patterns on a flat table surface keeping the pinned pattern as flat and smooth as possible in the cutting process.
Cutting your sewing patterns on a flat surface will provide optimal accuracy and precision in the dressmaking process. A flat surface will not only keep the paper pattern and all fabric layers flat, it will also provide a more secure way to cut along the pattern edges such that the resulting garment pieces are cut smoothly along all edges.
It is important that when cutting your garment pieces, you keep all pattern and fabric layers as flat as possible, lifting the layers only enough to comfortably cut following the fabric edges. Use the table surface as a way to guide the fabric scissors thus achieving a smooth, even cut.