|This is a tip I learned at a class with Margaret Islander. We used exam-table paper to make our patterns from our original. It's 21" wide, and very inexpensive. You place the pattern piece under the tracing paper and use a soft-lead pencil to make the tracings, making sure to include notches, darts, straight-of-grain lines & etc. You can make forward-shoulder adjustments at the same time if you usually have to do that (as I do). It is surprisingly durable -- I have a couple of old-favorite tops that have held up for literally years! I've been using my roll for years, and still have quite a bit left. I live in a small town, and had no trouble getting my Dr's office to sell me a roll.