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Posted on: 1/4/08 8:31 AM
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When working in the garment industry we would use clear cellophane wrap (the type used to wrap gift baskets) to trace off a pattern from a garment when we wanted to copy it. Using a sharpie, you would trace around the garment one section at a time -then label it . This is part of "knocking off" a garment. I still use this great technique as a starting point. I transfer the pattern to gridded patternmaking paper and add seam allowances along with any alterations needed and I will true up the pattern.


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DAnn said... (7/12/08 6:26 PM) Reply
What a great idea!
JudiBee2 said... (1/7/08 3:51 PM) Reply
What a great idea. So that's how they do it. Sounds simple that way. Thanks.
ryansmumAria said... (1/5/08 9:20 AM) Reply
Maggy, you're right. I use it for knocking off (copying) garments and creating a pattern. It can be used to trace a pattern and then transfered to patternmaking paper. Hope this helps. I purchased the cellophane from an arts and craft store called Michael's.
maggy said... (1/5/08 7:37 AM) Reply
Where do you get the clear cellophane? You said it is to copy patterns and then said it is to copy garment?
 
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