This instructable details how to turn a commercial pattern (those awful tissue patterns) into a permanent, easily reusable pattern. The benefits of having a permanent pattern is that they're much harder to destroy, they're easier to work with (no pinning!), and a single pattern can be used to create multiple sizes without needing to buy addition pattern packages. Once you have a permanent pattern, you can weigh it down on your material and trace directly onto material using tailor's chalk or a pencil.
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