Matching plaids and stripes is something that I struggle with. The process can be extremely time-consuming, frustrating, and can really affect your satisfaction with your finished garment. Below are excellent tutorials for cutting out all your pattern pieces so that they match up:
Ensuring your plaids/stripes match as you sew:
Sarai and Caitlin, of course, have a fabulous tutorial over at the Coletterie, too.
The Peony project schedule is as follows:
Week of October 1st: Sew-Along Kick-Off (Muslins, measurements, etc)
Week of October 8th: Fabulous Fit
Week of October 15th: It's All About Fabric!
Weeks of October 22nd - 31st: Be Our Guest
Week of November 5th: Peony Parade - be sure to upload your finished dress into the sew-along Flickr group!