I spent part of a cloudy afternoon last week tracing out my pattern, a job made easier and more enjoyable by the use of Hubby's new desk in the office I redid for him for his birthday. Thanks, Honey!
Sunday afternoon I got down to the task of cutting out my pieces:
|Another cloudy, rainy day.|
When I made my Sencha, I traced out my pieces and did my markings with tailor's chalk - the chunk kind. Needless to day, my markings were thick and less than perfect. So this time around I decided to use a little trick I learned in a sewing class long ago: marking with a sliver of soap!
Worked like a charm, even against this white fabric. I'm really not sure why I didn't do this on the Sencha.
The markings are faint, but clear enough to be able to cut out the pieces:
And of course, they wash right out when you're done!
Does anyone else use this trick? I remember it being a real revelation to me when I learned it.