Melanie Sew-Along // Day 1

Monday, October 19, 2015

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Welcome to Day 1 of the Melanie Sew-Along. We hope you've been inspired and gathered your supplies. Today we are preparing our pattern and cutting out the pattern pieces. Let's get started! 

First, head to your computer and print out your pattern. Here are a few tips I like to use for printing:
  • Print the instruction pages on two sides (front and back). For the Melanie pattern, these are pages 2-6. I like to save ink by not printing the pretty cover and inspiration pages, but that’s up to you. You may even choose to not print the instructions at all and have your digital copy handy while you sew.
  • Print the pattern pages (10-26) on a single side only. Make sure your scaling is set to “none”. 
  • Above all, utilize the test squares to make sure your pattern has printed at the full scale.

Cut the pattern pieces to your desired size. Be sure to include the gray/shaded areas in your cuts.

Overlap the shaded areas, as indicated on the pattern pieces, and tape each piece together to form the full pattern pieces.

Use the pattern layout guide on page 3 to cut out your fabric pattern pieces. That's it for today!

See the rest of the Melanie Sew-Along here:
We’d love to see your progress!! Show us your photos in our Facebook group. You can also share photos on Facebook and Instagram tagged #melaniesewalong.

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