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Posted on: 12/6/07 1:44 PM
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I always trace my patterns and many times have found myself veering onto the wrong size on multi-sized patterns. I found that if I first place dots on the correct line at strategic points such as corners, crotch points (in pants), hemlines, etc. I am able to trace the proper lines using a styling curve to connect the dots. This may be what many of you already have done, but it just occurred to me.

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JackieMiller said... (3/7/14 11:11 PM) Reply
Thank you! All of your tips are so good!
SewTwin said... (1/15/08 3:27 AM) Reply
Right up my alley, kids play..Especially if you are in a hurry, as is always in my case when tracing..Thanks!
eileenj said... (12/31/07 8:10 PM) Reply
Brilliant. Just why haven't I thought of doing this. bah!
FloraNature said... (12/13/07 7:29 AM) Reply
Good tip!
aunt saidee said... (12/7/07 6:04 PM) Reply
I just started doing this and sometimes using a short line drawn by hand, then connected with a straight edge, because I'm not so good at long, straight lines. I like the connect-the-dots idea. Thanks.
Grammy Gin said... (12/7/07 10:32 AM) Reply
Great idea! Thanks ;-)
vasallese said... (12/7/07 7:00 AM) Reply
Thanks!
Peggy L said... (12/7/07 6:44 AM) Reply
Good idea!
Josephine said... (12/7/07 0:39 AM) Reply
Excellent idea! I never thought of doing this.
 
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