When creating your own reusable garment patterns, here are some tips for using the same pattern again and again

If a small pattern piece is cut on the fold (yolk, etc.), copy the pattern on tissue paper/interfacing paper, but make it full size so it doesn’t have to be placed on the fold.  Now you can use the pattern piece that makes the most scene, given the pattern layout on the fabric.

Make interfacing patterns 1/2″ smaller than the pattern piece.  that way, you’ll have the properly sized interfacing piece ready without trimming and without waste.

Cut a piece of cardboard to make template of the buttonhole positions on a finished garment that buttons perfectly to your liking.  Keep this template in the pattern envelope.  It saves a lot of time, and you’ll always know the buttons will be in the right place.

I can remake an entire garment without even trying it on during construction, and I know it will fir well and look great every time!

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