I'm assuming this is the right place to post my questions..
So, I just finished my very first dress! It's a Vogue pattern 8489 http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v8489-products-8867.php?page_id=857 which I admit, was a bit ambitious for my first dress. I made a few amateur mistakes but over all I think I did ok.
I'd like to try the dress again, but I don't see the paper pattern lasting much longer. I guess my question is what do y'all do with your patterns? Like, what is your process when you get a pattern and start your garment? Do you use muslin and transfer all the markings from the pattern piece, and then throw the paper pattern away? Do you cut your pattern to the size you want? Or do you keep the lines for the bigger sizes "just in case"? Do you pin the paper pattern to your fabric and cut? Or do you trace then cut? I'm looking for your wisdom from experience lol
I feel like it took me longer to cut everything out than it did to actually put the thing together... I know there just has to be a better/faster way... maybe i'm just lacking the experience needed.
I'll post pics in the "completed" section once I take some.
Thanks in advance