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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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BjP said...
Good and useful tip. Funny how we think of better ways after we've made a mistake!
10/31/04 10:34 AM
Lisa Laree said...
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!
10/31/04 2:52 PM
SewVeryTall said...
Good tip...I appreciate most any kind of color coding.
11/1/04 7:08 AM
D1Diva said...
Great idea!
11/9/04 7:46 AM
chick3y said...
I have done this with baby clothes only I used a different color for each different size.
12/8/05 5:46 PM
Heatherrique said...
Super idea! Thanks Karla!
3/30/08 11:55 AM
 
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