|Hazel Pattern Cover by Victory Patterns|
I want to use the linen for the skirt and the pink for the blouse. I am really excited....
The pattern came in two pdf files - one has the instructions, the other the pattern. I printed all the pages and followed the instructions to put the pattern pieces together. Actually, you piece together a big rectangle and then cut the pattern pieces from it. I had to check the scale of the printing first - luckily that was spot on.
I had to rummage around my workplace (a school) looking for a ruler that had inches on it. All our rulers are centimeters. I happened to find one that had both centimeters and inches. (Otherwise, I would have had to do the math - which is quite simple but on the first morning back from a long weekend it seemed too much!)
I used a lot of tape though!!!
Pros of downloadable patterns:
- you get your pattern almost immediately
-you can save it on the computer to use again
-the layout is quite easy and it goes quickly
Cons of downloadable patterns:
-tissue patterns are ready to go where as these take about 30 minutes to put together (on their website, Victory Patterns says that some copy shops will print the pattern in one piece on a larger printer)
-I'm more familiar with tissue ones
I have the fabric in a pre-wash tonight and plan to cut it tomorrow (after tracing the pattern onto butcher paper so that it is more useable on fabric). I'm tempted to skip this step but I am just too new to printable patterns to do it. So tomorrow, I will have another bit of prep, before I can go ahead and sew the pattern.