Dear Constant Reader,
Happy Friday! Sorry for the lack of a tip last week. I was felled by a nasty bug and spent the long weekend swooning in my sick bed, occasionally, but only rarely, accompanied by a cat.
Here’s your tip!
When modifying a paper pattern, trace it first, so you’re not messing with the original.
Tracing paper is very nice for patterning; it’s crisp, and you can see through it, so transferring markings is easy, but it’s a little pricy and the sheets only get so big. For large pattern pieces, like skirts, cheap wrapping paper works very well. You might even be able to find some on deep clearance right now.