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    Dawn, all seam allowances are 1/2″ on that pattern.

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    You need to choose a paper or digital pattern from the start. All our digital patterns have a title that begins with the word “digital”. If a pattern title does not begin with the word “digital” it is the paper version.

    The digital Fira Dress is found here:

    https://oliverands.com/shop/digital-fira-dress-top-sewing-pattern.html

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    Oh, I see what you are saying now.

    Yes, the center lines should match up on all pieces. The grain lines are just for indication of how to place the pattern piece on your fabric. They don’t need to match up exactly between pieces. As long as they are pointing in the same direction on both pieces (which they do) you’ll be fine.

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    It could be that the pieces have not been tiled together correctly. Can you upload photos?

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    Our PDF patterns are a little different than others in that you do not assemble a whole, large pattern sheet with all the pieces on it. Instead, you will be assembling the individual pieces one by one. (Why put them all together in a large sheet only to immediately cut them apart, right?) The tiled pieces do not fit together into a single sheet, so there isn’t need for a guidesheet like the one you mention. There are instructions for piecing together pattern pieces that are larger than a single sheet of paper. You’ll find these on the first page with grid lines. Follow the instructions to put together the individual pieces, and you’ll have no problem assembling all your pieces.

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    Nice! Can you make me one too????

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    There are times when the calibration of a printer’s driver is just off by a bit. We’ve seen cases of this happening more than once.

    If you want to double check the file vs. what the printer is saying about the size of the test square when printed, you can turn the rulers on in Adobe Reader to measure the size of the square within the software. I just checked this pattern, and was able to confirm that the test square on the 36″ page is indeed 1″ measured outside of line to outside of line.

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    Nothing is missing in the file. You just need to find all the pieces with the same letter-number combinations.

    For piece 1, for example, there are four pieces with the letter-number combination 1A. These are spread across three pages: page 15, page 16 (which also includes a section of piece 8D at the bottom–trim the page between those two pieces and use the section for 8D when assembling piece 8), and page 17. Page 17 contains the remaining two pieces to finish assembling piece 1. You’ll see there are two 1A markers on that page. One is right side up and the other upside down. Cut the page down the middle to separate the two separate pieces. Once you do that, you will have all four pieces with 1A that are needed to assemble piece 1. Place them together with all the squares containing the 1A circles abutted next to each other, and you will have piece 1 completed.

    Use this process to complete all other pieces.

    It’s a little different than assembling one large pattern sheet, but this approach saves paper for printing.

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    For this pattern, you will be assembling the individual pattern pieces, not a giant pattern sheet. You can find instructions for how to tile the pieces together on page 15 of the PDF file. In short, you will trim the edges (the area outside the grid lines) from the pages. Then look for the letter-number combinations in the black circles in the corners of pages. When you see a 1A, for example, you will match up all the corners of pages that have 1A. Do this for all the letter number combinations, and the pattern pieces will come together.

    Some pages have more than one letter number combination on them. This means that the page contains parts of two separate pieces. Cut the page in between the two pieces and match each letter-number combination up with its partners.

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    Because the pattern is for a smock that is meant to be very loose fitting and worn over clothes, sizing is much more forgiving. We have made this available only in Small, Medium, and Large sizes instead of in numbered sizing. We recommend using size Small for children between 6 months and 3 years. But to confirm the best sizing for your specific kids, you can view the finished measurement chart on the bottom of this page. Compare the measurements there to the body measurements of the kids, and you’ll be able to tell if it will fit loosely enough in this size or if you will want to go up to a Medium.

    https://oliverands.com/shop/digital-art-smock-sewing-pattern.html#tab-details

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    You can always access your past orders by viewing your order history. You’ll find any past download links on the sales receipt pages for your orders.

    To do that, go to this page and either log into your account or look up orders by email and zip code.

    https://oliverands.com/shop/find-past-orders/

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    I’m not sure what exactly might be the problem. You should be able to print with A4 without any problem.

    I would suggest enabling the rulers in Adobe Reader to check and confirm that the test square is 1″, measured outside to outside of the lines. (It definitely should be….) Once you’ve confirmed that the file is accurate, you’ll know that it’s something in how your device is connecting to your printer that is at issue.

    We always suggest printing from a computer using genuine Adobe Reader software. In certain cases other PDF readers (especially those on Apple mobile devices) can tend to change the scale of PDFs on printing slightly.

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    @acs19 the charts do look a bit odd, but they are indeed correct. The two size ranges are built from completely separate blocks, and the patterns are quite different as a result. The expanded size range is much more curvy than the straight size range. If you fall into the sizes that overlap, you can choose which you think will best fit your shape. This blog post helps explain the difference.

    an expanded size range for our liesl + co. patterns

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    Holly, there’s always the option of purchasing the digital version and having it printed large format and mailed to you. This company does that.

    B&W Pattern Printing

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