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Monday, 8 March 2010

Traced off Onion 1026

This evening I traced off Onion 1026 basic pieces and added seam allowances.
That used up all my spare energy so the cutting out is for tomorrow.

The pattern pieces are multi sized and printed in clear black ink on thick white paper. The pattern pieces overlap each other and are on both sides of a single sheet of paper, so have to be traced off to use the pattern. Seam allowances are not included. So other than being a lot clearer its a lot like tracing off Burda magazine patterns.

The instructions are written only with no diagrams and are in Danish only. ShopOnion sells translations into English which are very good and come immediately by email.
(ShopOnion also sells the paper patterns, but as mine took a month to come I cannot recommend that part to anyone else as it was a frustrating and negative experience for me and has taken the joy out of these patterns)


Just realised I missed the collar, facing and back facing off, so dare say I need to do those as well.

P.S. I think its a little bit spooky that the model has no eyes or nose, reminds me of an episode of Dr who where the electrically charged monster sucked people's faces off into TV sets (yes really). Dr Who rocks and I am unashamedly a big fan.

2 comments:

Michelle said...

I'll be very interested in seeing this put together, I have not used any Onion patterns before, and will be looking forward to hearing about your evaluation of the pattern!

Gail said...

This looks like a great basic coat pattern. I've not used Onion either - is the name a lil' off putting?