Hi! I’ve just purchased “the Paneled Sheath Dress”: http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/paneled-sheath-dress-092010 as a downloadable pattern. Just printed it out, and the test box is the correct dimensions so it looks like it printed out the right size. However, since this is the first time I’ve ever printed out a pattern myself, do you have any tips for me before I start cutting? Should I trace the pattern using one of those pinwheel thingies and carbon paper before cutting? Or should I just pin this regular old printer paper to the fabric and cut it directly? I don’t want to screw this up…so thanks for any advice you have.

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    May 22, 2013, 08.07 PMby Chococatlovescookies

    I purchased my first printable pattern recently and have yet to put it to use. I plan on just tracing the pattern and then cutting. I feel that ordinary printer paper will be a little too stiff and awkward to work with, so tracing is probably best. :) Good luck!

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    May 23, 2013, 01.57 AMby nayla

    Just line up the pages perfectly and tape them together. It’s kind of like putting a puzzle together. Then cut out the pattern pieces on the correct size you need. Pin the pattern pieces to your fabric as per usual :) Hope this helps!

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    May 23, 2013, 06.04 PMby loribee

    Yeah, I was thinking that trying to pin the printer paper to the fabric would be too bulky. Just got myself a fast-fade marker to trace the pattern pieces directly onto the fabric—wish me luck! Thanks for your advice.

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