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
Hit the city streets in adventurous looks with utilitarian details like cargo pockets and belts.
Twists on feminine classics, like a bold patterned shift dress and pants with a racing stripe.
Member Project of the Week
Short jackets like this zebra print bomber by Anniemollison are a must for spring.
The latest pattern bundle features nine vintage reissues from the 50s and 60s.
Pick one of 5 patterns for a new kind of sew along
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