Seeing as Burda have managed to get their act together and relocate their magazine patterns, I decided to download the 508A imitation leather dress which I've had my eye on for a while, although, I hasten to say, I won't be making it in leather, imitation or otherwise!
I have a linen blend that I think will be just right, but more on that another time. Today's post is a story of living and learning.
I printed out my 21 pages and duly laid them all out on the floor and stuck them together. And noticed that there was a 10cm/ 4" test square printed among the pieces. Now when you go to print the pattern pdf it automatically comes up set to print at 100% so I hadn't really paid much attention to this previously, but I thought what the hell, let's be daring, let's measure the square, and here's hilarious...
It's an 11cm square. How crazy, is that? I suppose I only have myself to blame and that's what the square is there for, but I bet you I'm not the only one who's done a bit too much assuming and not enough nit picking before committing scissors to fabric. I will have to look at my Danielle pattern and see if I made the same mistake there.
The question is though, shall I print it out again scaled down (doing a trial print of the test square page first) or shall I use the pattern I've got but size down? It's tempting to size down especially as it's another 21 pages (although The Selfish Seamstress made a skirt yesterday that needed FIFTY ONE pages - that's just plain stoopid), but I feel like I can already hear you silently screaming an agonised don't do it!
I think I have enough used paper to print it again without having to resort to brand new, so perhaps I will sleep on it and do the right thing tomorrow.
ps. and yes, I did have spanakopita for breakfast, and yes, it was still out of this world.