Added Mar 21, 2010
This is how I trace and cut pattern pieces without cutting into the pattern. It's good when you're not sure of a size, or you want to use the pattern for different people. OR when you have a vintage pattern you just don't want to cut. And it allows for curves, too.
As demonstrated on my spring uniform seen at
Pattern weights -- cans work, so do washers to weigh the paper firmly down.
I use washable markers on washable fabrics or chalk on more sensitive fabrics.
Couple of pins for each pattern piece
It's time to enter for our grand prize, an EX100 machine PLUS a trip to Nashville!
Pattern of the Week
A body skimming shift goes mod with graphic stripes and square neckline!
Three videos, a web seminar, and five patterns help you master stretchy stitching.
Try out menswear inspired wardrobe staples, like unconventional jackets and high waisted pants.
Find full size patterns for these, and other gorgeous styles in the spring issue!
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