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Posted on: 8/27/05 8:57 PM
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I needed some paper to trace out a Burda WOF pattern.
I work in a bakery, and it occurred to me that the paper sheets we use to line the baking pans with would work. The paper sheets are large, about 18" x 26" so they are large enough for most of my pattern pieces. I can tape 2 together for longer ones, like dresses or longer skirts.
It's basically vegetable parchment, and very easy to see thru.
I don't know what a bakery would charge for it, but I got it almost free since I work there.
In a pinch you could probably buy some from your local grocery store bakery. Just ask for paper pan liners.
It works great!

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Everyday Sewist said... (8/28/05 11:07 AM) Reply
I once tried to use parchment paper in a pinch. Unfortunately, my paper was silicone-treated and when I tried to cut & tape my alterations, the pieces would not stick together because of the "non-stick" silicone coating. Just mentioning this because it's something you would need to check the package or ask about this when purchasing baking parchment paper.
SewVeryTall said... (8/28/05 4:22 AM) Reply
If you have to purchase parchment paper, it's pretty expensive [I got a roll to use in my kitchen]...sounds like you got a heckuva deal on yours. I have used waxed paper occasionally to trace's fairly inexpensive.
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