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
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Check out Meg's finished Mash Up project of her denim suit and see how you can sew along!
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See one of the techniques you'll learn in November's Fabric Design course.
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