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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...
Thank you! All of your tips are so good!
3/7/14 11:11 PM
SewTwin said...
Right up my alley, kids play..Especially if you are in a hurry, as is always in my case when tracing..Thanks!
1/15/08 3:27 AM
eileenj said...
Brilliant. Just why haven't I thought of doing this. bah!
12/31/07 8:10 PM
FloraNature said...
Good tip!
12/13/07 7:29 AM
aunt saidee said...
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.
12/7/07 6:04 PM
Grammy Gin said...
Great idea! Thanks ;-)
12/7/07 10:32 AM
vasallese said...
Thanks!
12/7/07 7:00 AM
Peggy L said...
Good idea!
12/7/07 6:44 AM
Josephine said...
Excellent idea! I never thought of doing this.
12/7/07 0:39 AM
 
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