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Date: 4/22/14 11:59 PM

I trace all of my patterns, but since StyleArc is one sized and on nice paper should I just cut it out? What would/do you do?

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Date: 4/23/14 0:54 AM

i've made 3 style arc patterns, and i've cut all 3 of them. :)

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Date: 4/23/14 1:20 AM

Short answer, yes I cut out the pattern.

Long answer- I make a muslin, but first think about typical adjustments that I make. I take pattern measurements and compare to mine. So, I have an initial sense of where I'll need room to fit. Since the original has just 3/8" seam allowances, I cut the pattern out adding that extra allowance where it looks like I need it.

The 1st muslin tells me if I need to alter the pattern further. If so, that's when I'd trace it off. I want to preserve the original and refer back to it as needed.

I just muslined the Peta Pant and am in between sizes. I added 1 1/4" extra seam allowance to the side seams and 3/4" on the inseams. It appears to be a lot, but not with the base 3/8" seams. I did need extra on the side seam- logical because I didn't exactly fit in the size I bought; I also allowed extra on the back inseam only as it approached the crotch. That was it. The process sounds long, but the Peta Pant was very close to a fine fit right out of the envelope. I'm not tracing this one.

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Date: 4/23/14 2:46 AM

I cut them too, but if it is fitted I make a muslin. I recently made the Anthea dress and the bodice needed a few fitting changes, so I did trace the bodice onto tissue before I started making my adjustments.

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Date: 4/23/14 2:49 AM

I tend to trace them as well as I have to make so many adjustments that it would render the pattern unusable. My process is trace, adjust, muslin, garment.

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Date: 4/23/14 3:45 AM

I cut all my patterns out. If they need an adjustment where I am going to hack my patten, I copy it onto a roll of paper tablecloth (which isn't exactly traced, I redraft the piece and work from there).

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Date: 4/23/14 5:44 AM

I trace all my patterns except Style Arc, at least on my first sew. After sewing a muslin if I want to make major changes I'll then trace but usually any alterations are minor so I just alter the original pattern.

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Date: 4/23/14 7:02 AM

I also cut since it is only one size and muslin. Like many have said, if I must make adjustments I trace and adjust that.

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Date: 4/23/14 8:19 AM

I used to trace until I got more of a feel for the ease and fit. Now I just cut them out. If I do any trimming I save the bits I trimmed off just in case.

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Date: 4/23/14 8:22 AM

Thanks, all!

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