I know I’ve said in the past that I was over paper patterns, sick of ‘em…but I was mainly referring to commercial patterns, like the Big 3. I can’t remember if it was the wrangling of tissue patterns or the sketchy illustrations that turned me against them, but I definitely had my nose turned up 😉
Isn’t it nice and neat? Not mounds of tissue that takes a math degree to fold back together and plenty of contributions to the swear jar 😉 One, easily-foldable, piece of paper that isn’t the size of your front door. Just trace the size you need and put back in the booklet.
Click HERE to see an easy tutorial on tracing and cutting patterns.
Another pro to have your pattern in paper form is that you can have it right in front of you. Sometimes I can’t get on my computer right away to look at a digital pattern because little punk is doing important stuff on there. ABCMouse.com, anyone?
DISCLAIMER: I am not knocking digital patterns at all! I love them too, I just want to re-introduce you back to paper if you’ve fallen out of love too!
Violette Field Threads offers 3 of their beautiful patterns in paper right now. They sent me all three to try (Thanks ladies!). I chose the Vivienne for now…isn’t it the sweetest thing? I made the Molly Jacket and I can’t wait to tackle the Stella.
Instead of adding buttons, I used one of the decorative stitch patterns on my machine! I love the look and foresee a lot more decorative stitches in my future…I especially love it against the denim. The fabric I chose for the underskirt was a purchase from Joann’s about a year ago. I love it and I think it’s right on trend with all the tribal and Aztec prints out there right now.
Ok, now for you to tell me… which one do you prefer (paper or digital) or both 🙂