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From: Sancin
Date: 04-06-2006, 03:17 AM (1 of 4)
Andrea sews pants pattern success made me think of this. Her method making pants is the only way I have ever had pants fit and I have some fabric ready to go and some adjustments to make to my ever changing bod.

Does anyone know what this pattern paper is like? I see it advertised in magazines. A number of years ago I used to buy some pattern making 'stuff' which I believe was German , in a package at Fabricland. It was similar in structure to a non woven interfacing and was marked in 1/2 inch squares. The company still puts out pattern paper which I was looking at today, but it is tissue paper. They also sell unsquared tissue paper at a scandalous price. I really liked the non woven as it had some substance to hold onto and clung to fabric well. I found some in a fabric store in Montreal several years ago and bought up all they had and fear it was the last in Canada. :bolt: I do have some very fine 'stuff' for pattern design which is similar to stitchwitchery but I do not like it as it is too light, though does not tear. :sad:
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From: MaryW
Date: 04-06-2006, 09:44 AM (2 of 4) has pattern tracing paper. I don't know what its like though, haven't tried it yet.
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From: AndreaSews
Date: 04-06-2006, 02:43 PM (3 of 4)
I've seen the swedish tracing paper. If you feel you must trace onto paper, then it's a good way to go, b/c it can hold up to a lot of abuse without tearing, and it has a surprisingly soft drape, so you can lay pattern pieces against yourself and get a decent idea of how things might turn out.
I've also see the non-woven patternmaking stuff. It looks just like interfacing, but they print a little grid on it. You can sew it up if you want as a tester. I've seen it sold on the bolt.
Well, for my pants, I used an old sheet that was hanging out between trash and Good Will. It worked well, and it was easy to align its grainline with the grainline on my pants. Oh, and it was free. :up:
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From: LauraM62
Date: 04-24-2006, 08:10 AM (4 of 4)
I will say I love this stuff, am addicted to it :shock: It is plain white, you can see through it easily to trace any pattern, it has enough structure not to tear easily .. plus yes it has enough drape etc for to pin fitting in, even basting it together to fit! It has feel of a sew-in interfacing but it just works so very well! I get it through a coop on Yahoo, the lady, Debbie, who runs the Kwik Sew Coop also does the tracing paper. With her coop it usually runs me 5.50 a roll plus shipping, but with 5 rolls a time shipping isn't too bad! :wink:
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