I'm making a dress for Molly. Its first life will be a shop sample. I decided to be thrifty and trace the pattern onto cheap interfacing (a trick of Monica's) so that I don't destroy the original pattern. It's KwikSew pattern 3767 and it's going to be super cute! I'm doing the one on the left, in better fabrics.Anyway, I traced the outlines in pencil, figuring I'm going to cut them out anyway. But I wanted to make the notches and other notations permanent. So I traced them with a Sharpie. I ended up putting wax paper underneath so the Sharpie wouldn't bleed. But look at my hand!
There must be a better way. Help, garment sewers! What should I do in the future?