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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? See the blog post for links to the materials used at Medical paper/massage table paper on a roll Clover double tracing wheel Transfer paper

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Or perhaps you have a vintage pattern that you dont want to cut, or one you might want to make in several different sizes. So how do you best trace out your own pattern from the many on the same page, and still keep the page intact for future use? Ive tried many different ways, including some which have been unsuccessful especially my Bad Karma dress, where I cut the two shoulder pieces far too small and didnt have enough fabric left over to correct it. Burda makes it even more complicated by including no seam allowances so you have to add your own at the time of tracing too. So I've published tips and a step by step photo how-to for making your own pattern from the maze and adding your seam allowances at the same time. All while keeping the original intact and unharmed. You can find it at

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Just what I needed! My Burda pattern scribble was giving me nightmares. Thank you.

06/08/2013 Flag

I'm glad you found it useful. I could never really be bothered before, but now I have this all set up, I love Burda patterns. So easy to fit now too!

06/14/2013 Flag