So I am dealing with a horizontal “stripe” fabric. I want the “horizontal” stripes to match at the center seams, so I am cutting this in a single layer, first one side, then the other.
When I cut the other side, I laid the cut piece on the fabric so right sides are together, discovering that the design in the fabric mirrors itself along the lengthwise grain. This allowed me to match the dots of the cut piece with the dots in the fabric. Also, because satins can sometimes have a nap and the chiffon has satin dots, I use a with nap layout for cutting the skirt.