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I have been thinking about what to do about large rectangular and square pattern pieces in my patterns.
The Big 3 ALWAYS include all pattern pieces, which annoys me when you are dealing with large rectangles for say an 1860's skirt. (I would just measure the pattern pieces, or better yet ME and then cut the appropriate widths)
When it come to printing out a downloaded pattern, large rectangular pieces can be wasteful of paper, ink and tape.
So I am currently leaning towards NOT including rectangular or square pattern pieces in my patterns. (circles and non right angle triangles can be difficult to make, so I will include those)
Instead I will mention the sizes needed to be cut in the layout, instructions and on the pattern pages.
Do you think this would be too confusing for a beginner?
I am not talking about anything quite as complicated as the below image, which requires working in Nails (2 1/4") and more math, but of cutting a rectangle A long and B wide (including seam allowance)
Workwoman's Guide by A Lady 1840 Plate 6 concerning the making of Women's Shifts.on Google Books