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3 months ago
All our PDF patterns are created so that the text cannot be copied and pasted.
If you send an email with your order number to firstname.lastname@example.org we should be able to provide you some help with this issue.3 months ago
The dress on the pattern cover is a Japanese linen rayon. The peplum blouse is an embroidered double gauze.5 months ago
I wish I was living in Spain
Where the rain stays mainly on the plain
But I’m here in Nantucket
trying to fill a bucket
And this hole is really a pain
Next week four patterns arrive5 months ago
This time of year is so busy!
Thank goodness the Champagne is fizzy.
But the joy of the day
Is all over by May10 months ago
No, unfortunately, the creation of layers is something that needs to be done when the original pattern is created. There’s no way to take an existing file and add layers to it. The file needs to be completely remade from the ground up. That’s why we’re creating new patterns with layers (it’s a completely different process to develop the pattern so that the layers can be produced) but not going back to remake older patterns.
The good thing about a PDF, though, is that you don’t really need to trace. You can just print a new version and cut the new size that you want.11 months ago
There isn’t a list available. It’s something we have started doing within the last couple years. Older styles will not have the PDF layers built in, but newer styles will.
In the full description of the pattern, you’ll see a sentence mentioning that the pattern has layers to print only your select size if the pattern has been produced that way.
I hope that helps.11 months ago
Phyllis, you will cut two of piece number 13 with your fabric folded. (See the cutting layout.) That will give you pieces for both sleeves.1 year ago
Well, it appears that the error correction contained an error! So sorry about that. The correct length measurements for the bodysuit are as follows:
- 0-3 M: 14″
- 3-6 M: 15 1/2″
- 6-12 M: 17″
- 12-18 M: 18 1/2″
- 18-24 M: 20″
The previously issued errata for this has been updated.1 year ago
Yes, you are right! There is an error in the length measurement. We’re so sorry about that. We’ll issue an errata and update the pattern shortly. But in the meantime, the correct length measurements for the bodysuit should be:
1 year ago
- 0-3 M: 15.75″
- 3-6 M: 17.75″
- 6-12M: 18.75″
- 12-18M: 20″
- 18-24M: 21.5″
Last year we upgraded our PDF delivery module. The upgrade provides a more robust and flexible method for delivering PDFs, but one of the things we lost was that single consolidated list of all PDFs you had ever purchased that used to appear on your order history page. (It’s been gone for almost a year now, and this is the first question about it we’ve had. I guess that confirms that it wasn’t something that too many people were using….)
You can still see your past PDF purchases by opening each of the orders listed on your order history page, but there’s no longer the ability to see all PDFs purchased together in one screen.
Also note, orders placed before the upgrade will need to have links updated before you can download again. But you’ll get instructions for how to handle that if you try to download a PDF using an old-style download link.1 year ago
We haven’t made that pattern available in digital format. When you start to make your alterations, it is actually quite important that you work with traced pattern pieces rather than the original or with copies printed from a PDF. This is because you will want to have only the lines and markings for the size you are going to work with when you start modifying it. You will have a much easier time making the alterations and sewing (and you will get much better results) if you work from a traced pattern piece.
You can get more information about how to trace a pattern here: https://oliverands.com/community/blog/2014/03/how-to-preserve-a-pattern-introduction.html1 year ago
Thanks for your understanding. It really should be called out more clearly than that, so I’ve just added a box to the first page of the tiled pages. Anyone who likes can use their download link to obtain this updated copy. There’s been no change to instructions or pattern pieces.1 year ago
The grid lines on the tiled pattern pieces are all 1″ x 1″. You can use any of those as the test square.1 year ago
This time of year is so busy!
Thank goodness the Champagne is fizzy.1 year ago
That does seem a little odd to me.
I’ve checked, and the source file is spot on. I’ve just looked at it in our design software, and the box is set to be exactly 1 inch by 1 inch. And I printed the same page you have, and mine measures exactly to spec. I’m not sure why you’re having the issue you are seeing. It could be due to the printer and/or printer driver you are using.
One thing to check: are you opening and printing the file with Adobe Reader? Some other PDF readers are known to not handle printing to scale as well.
The measurement is made from the outside edge of the line to the outside edge of the line. Try measuring that and see how much closer it gets you. From the look of your photo, I’m guessing you may still be a hair off. Chances are that amount won’t make a difference in your sewing. But if you want to be completely accurate, you could scale the document to 101% or 102% to get the measurement from outside edge of line to outside edge of line to be exactly one inch on your printer. I’ve heard from someone before who did this and it worked fine.
- This reply was modified 1 year ago by Todd Gibson.
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