When you are checking a pattern, particularly a complex one, it’s easy to get lost in the process. Sometimes you forget whether you walked whichever seam with another and so on. To help you stay on track, here is a technique I teach in my classes.
I take a sheet of paper and draw a rough sketch of each pattern piece -if the pattern is digitized and you can print out a mini mock up of it, so much the better. If doing it by hand, the sketch can be rough. It doesn’t need to be pretty.
Once you have your pattern sketch together (a sample is represented in the left side of the panel below), take a highlighter and mark off the seams as you’ve walked and checked them.
I will post additional tips on how to use this tool more precisely in the forum tomorrow. For now, I’m preparing for my co-blogger Stu to show up for a four day visit! Much geek excitement will ensue…