just had to join the forum to ask...have people tried that threads technique? because i did the other night and i did not like it. i'm trying to copy my favorite pants and the slight stretch of the fabric made my tapey pattern all lumpy, no matter how carefully i smoothed it down. in the end i went back to my old technique of laying each section of the garment out on top of a big sheet of tracing paper, on top of a big piece of cardboard, and then poking pinholes all along the seams. then i just connect the dots and add seam allowances.