Sunday, May 9, 2010

We're back in business

So I'm learning the hard way that not all document readers are created equal :-) Of course, for crochet patterns it is not an issue, but with a sewing pattern it is quite important that what you print out is scaled properly.

To that end, the Prairie Flowers doll pattern is back on the site with these recommendations when printing out the pattern:

First, use Adobe's Acrobat Reader (free) to view and print the patterns. If you do not have this reader, you can get it here (you will need to know the operating system you are using on your computer):

And next, when you get ready to print the pattern, on the Print page you must set the "Page Scaling" (about the middle of the page) to NONE. This will allow the pattern to be printed out just as I drew it. If this is not the default, change it to NONE, otherwise you will get a small, blank border around the pattern that will change the scaling of the pattern pieces.

I hope this hasn't screwed anyone up. I'm getting ready to test this on both Windows and Mac operating systems (I use Linux, which I doubt many of you are using). I don't expect there to be any problems, but you never know with computers...


  1. One of the things I have found helpful with pdf patterns is to put an inch mark on them. Then people will know right away if the pattern has printed to scale or not. There are so many different set ups for printers, computers and such that it makes it very hard to trouble shoot printing problems at a distance.
    PS- Thanks for another GREAT pattern!

  2. Hi Janie! Its great to see you here :-) Thank-you for the kind words and the great suggestion.

    I've had a lot of fun using thebleudoor patterns to adapt for this doll. I hope to get some of them posted on this site this week. Thank YOU so much for curating such a great pattern site :-)