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Tracing Style Arc patterns
do you cut the pieces apart before tracing??
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Date: 5/29/13 8:12 PM

I can't believe I'm stuck deciding how to proceed.

I've traced various pieces of Jalie and KS patterns off their nice thick sheets paper that fit on my dining room table. No worries.

But Style Arc pattern pieces are on a huuuuuge sheet of paper. Most of the Layla dress I'm going to trace is a full piece -- nothing is placed on a fold.

I'm hesitant to cut apart this expensive (& I hope exquisite) pattern.

Fellow Style Arc users, how do you handle tracing?

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Date: 5/29/13 9:55 PM

I usually draw a center line on huge Style Arc pieces. Then just trace off half. If it's difficult to find the center front or center back, just cut out the full pattern piece and fold in half.

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Date: 5/29/13 9:59 PM

I usually don't cut up the big sheet of paper. It seems irreverent. I wrestle with the blasted thing and trace half-patterns wherever SA has drawn the full piece.

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Date: 5/29/13 10:11 PM

I would trace it if you have the time and patience. I didn't and wasn't as careful as I should have been. After making the pattern a few times I now take a bit of an educated guess as to where the cutting lines are/were. No biggy since they were both just knit tops, but on something more detailed I will take the time. What can I say except I was very excited when they arrived.

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Date: 5/29/13 10:36 PM

I was wondering if I should cut a healthy swath of blank paper around each of the pieces -- rather than cut them on the cutting line.

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who faced this issue!

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Date: 5/30/13 10:13 AM

I traced mine which was nuts. It's not like it's a multi size pattern which could be used for other sizes.

But I couldn't bear the thought of cutting it up.

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Date: 5/30/13 11:24 AM

The only reason I would trace is to resell it.

Since I have no intention of doing that, I hack away at all my patterns.

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Date: 5/30/13 5:31 PM

I started out tracing them, but then got to a pattern with 26 pieces, and decided that was just insane. You may end up tracing the individual pieces anyway if you're doing lots of alterations, or are going to make the pattern lots of times.

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Date: 5/30/13 5:56 PM

I just cut mine (rather than trace), but I've rarely needed anything beyond a petite adjustment (which I fold and tape) with the Style Arcs I've made.

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Date: 5/30/13 6:51 PM

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You may end up tracing the individual pieces anyway if you're doing lots of alterations, or are going to make the pattern lots of times.
....or you're going to grade it down for your daughter...and up-up-up for yourself....

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The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'



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