These are high on the priority list because I want to have them ready for him when he gets home next week. Next week! Yay! It seems like he’s been gone forever and it’s just wrong. It wasn’t this hard when he spent a month with Shane’s family when he was 2.5 years old.
I’m using View B, the long pants and long sleeve night shirt. I’ll be making just pants with the flame fabric below. And then a set with some other fabric. He requested the flames. He said, “I want pajama pants with fire on them. But not real fire.” 🙂
And just in case you didn’t know just how crazy I am…
Yes. That’s right. I iron the pattern paper…
And then I make a copy.
Okay, it’s really not that crazy if you think about it. I find it very difficult to use the pattern paper with multiple sizes on it. I figure there are three options…
1. Waste money by buying a pattern for each size and then cut each size out.
2. Snip, fold and tuck the pattern to accommodate the size you want.
3. Take the time to make a copy.
When it comes to crafting I don’t have a problem with taking extra time to do things thoroughly and correctly. I can unravel an entire sweater with out crying.
I have a large roll of pattern paper that I got at G Street Fabrics in Alexandria, VA for about $15. It’s the only place I’ve ever seen it.
But, I recently discovered that packing paper works well too! You know, the kind from Uhaul. That’s what I used above. It only becomes a problem when the pattern piece is larger than the packing paper. But, I think it would be fine to just tape some pieces together. It’s at least a lot easier to find than the real pattern paper.
If you try this, put a piece of paper underneath the pattern, it will help you to see the pattern. And do this in an area with sunlight, if possible.
I use an “ultra fine” tipped Sharpie, then I cut the pattern out. I keep the patterns in a manila envelope. Darn. I forgot to take a picture. I’ll do it sometime soon.