On Saturday, Sunshine and I made an impromptu trip to the fabric store to pick up “just a zipper” for Princess’ new dress-in-potentia. But of course, it never does end up being “just one thing” does it? No, I came home with five more yards of fabric (two different patterns) because I already had enough of that fabric to make a skirt, but not a dress, and I had decided a dress would look better. Ah well.
Coming home, I rummaged through my vintage patterns to find the one that would look the best with one fabric. I knew all the tissue paper pattern pieces were all right, amazingly, but I was dubious about the instruction pamphlet. Part of it would crumble at the touch. So, I consulted Haus Meister. Was there some way to laminate this? What if I carefully covered it in clear contact paper? (Now that’s a laugh–I have never been successful with contact paper)
He gave me an incredulous look. “Scan it,” he said, wondering why I had never thought of it. “We have a scanner, you know.”
So I scanned it in, and now I have both a pdf copy on my computer and a paper copy printed out on cardstock paper. I still have the original, but only for nostalgia sake. Now, I just need to begin sewing.