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
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