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Posted on: 5/16/09 4:13 PM
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I mostly get my patterns from magazines, which here all have multiple pattern pieces printed on one paper in multiple sizing. Since the tracing paper is not totally transparant it is sometimes hard to tell if I'm following the correct line. So what I once did when I new I didn't want to make the garment in another size or something was to get a colored marker and trace the correct line on the sheet itself. So it would stand out against the other lines. Than I would put the tracing paper on top and trace it again. It was very usefull at that time, althoug probably less usefull if you plan to make more than a few of the garments from the same multi-pattern sheet (although that might depend on how many different markers you have, never had the problem as I forgot about it immediately afterwards until now)

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Chubbie said... (5/18/09 9:15 AM) Reply
This is a great tip. Thanks
woole bully said... (5/17/09 6:54 AM) Reply
what a good idea! i had been postponing my sewing because i could not figure out how to get the lines to show thru my tracing paper. now... no excuses!
sixcatsterry said... (5/16/09 6:15 PM) Reply
It's a very good idea. Recently I was teaching two young teenagers and they were sharing a multisize pattern. I did exactly what you suggested and colored each size with a different hi-lighter and it ended their confusion. Good idea.
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