From time to time I've had readers of this blog ask me what pattern paper I use. The answer is that I've used anything from poster paper to wallpaper lining paper. Really anything that has a low enough gsm to allow me to trace through it, and doesn't cost a bomb. (Alot of my drafting can be trial and error so I don't want the added worry of wasting expensive pattern paper!) Over the past few months I have been working my way through this roll of childrens easle paper, and it's been ideal. So today I thought I'd share with you where it lives. This is how I've found it works best for me......
I have it fixed to the wall above my work table using a piece of dowel from an old tapestry/embroidery frame, and some simple cup hooks. When I want to do some pattern drafting I simply roll it out onto my work table. Then it rolls back again when not in use. All my pattern drafting "tools" (paper scissors, pattern weights, masking tape etc) are hanging close by for ease of access.
So that's it really. Cheap and cheerful, accessible and ready and waiting for when I get that urge to hack up a pattern or draft one of my own. Simples ;)
BTW, that bodice pattern piece you can see in the main pic is not there for display purposes. I FINALLY, actually got round to doing some drafting and sewing AND some refashioning so I have a a couple of FOs to share with you once I get around to photographing them over the weekend. Hurrah! The sewing famine has ended and I'm a much happier Miss P as a result ;)