I’ve just started cutting out a pleated skirt and have been halted by an error in the pattern. The issue relates to the placement of the waistband piece on the fabric. The layout diagram shows the waistband (piece 14) placed so that the short edges are parallel to the selvedge.
However on the piece itself the grain line is shown to go across the long edge of the waistband, suggesting it should be placed long-edge parallel to the selvedge.
Which method should I use? Should I place it parallel to the selvedge on the short edge or long edge, so option A or option B, or option C either. As does it really matter in this case?