Recently I ordered a pattern from Blessed Designs (Angela Coffman Designs)-the maternity skirt pattern is fabulous!- in which I used this method so I thought I'd make a little tutorial and share it with you.
Before I get started though, I want to a list a few reasons why to keep the master pattern intact and only transfer the size that you need. Two reasons really.1) If you tear or destroy the master pattern, you have to buy a new one. If you transfer just the ones you need and they get messed up, you ca just go back and make another transfer. No need to buy a new pattern. 2) Let's say you have several kids that you are making the same outfit for (be it a dress, skirt, pajama pants, etc) but they are all different sizes, you'd have to buy several patterns in order to make what you needed for them. It takes a little more effort to transfer the various sizes you need BUT you'll spend less money and also...See Reason #1. Keep in mind, though, these transfer are to be used for PERSONAL USE ONLY and are not to be sold or use in a monetary fashion. You are using the transfers to get the most out of one pattern. Please respect the creators of the patterns as they would respect you.
First you'll need:
An Aisle Runner (can be found in the wedding section at a craft or super store)-I got mine on Sale!
A Pen or Marker
Weights (like sewing weights or soup cans, change bags or rocks) to keep the pattern steady
A Master Pattern (all sizes included, don't cut individual sizes: see pictures below)
I hoped you liked this tutorial of mine. Happy Sewing!