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Posted by: Karla Kizer
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Posted on: 10/31/04 6:47 AM
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I've started using pastel tissue paper - the kind you have on hand for gifts- for tracing some pattern pieces. Some patterns provide separate pattern pieces for interfacing, and sometimes it's just easier to make an interfacing pattern. I now try to trace these special pieces onto the pastel paper, making it easier and faster to lay out a pattern for cutting. The colored paper is my clue that I shouldn't cut the piece out of the fashion fabric. (Yeah, I've done it....) It would also work for pattern pieces that should be cut out of contrasting fabric, or for lining pieces.

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Heatherrique said... (3/30/08 11:55 AM) Reply
Super idea! Thanks Karla!
chick3y said... (12/8/05 5:46 PM) Reply
I have done this with baby clothes only I used a different color for each different size.
D1Diva said... (11/9/04 7:46 AM) Reply
Great idea!
SewVeryTall said... (11/1/04 7:08 AM) Reply
Good tip...I appreciate most any kind of color coding.
Lisa Laree said... (10/31/04 2:52 PM) Reply
great idea, Karla! Those are generally smaller pieces that will fit onto the sheets of tissue paper. You can use the excess tissue (sometimes there's a fair amount) on the pattern itself for that, too!
BjP said... (10/31/04 10:34 AM) Reply
Good and useful tip. Funny how we think of better ways after we've made a mistake!
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