Time for the next step of the sew-along, scaling up your pattern! (It’s ok if you don’t have materials yet, since you won’t need them until after the pattern is ready). There are quite a few ways to scale up a gridded pattern to full size, depending on what equipment you have. If you have just have paper: Follow this youtube video! (hey, if they’ve already filmed it at decent quality, no reason for us to repeat it ) A few notes: You don’t have to make an entire grid for the full length of the piece, since the pieces are big. Just make as many lines or dots as you need to get in approximately the right ballpark. We can true up the seams later. This is even more straightforward if you already have gridded paper, then you don’t have to make your own grid: I use medical paper (with no grid) over a cutting mat. I can see through the medical paper enough to have somewhat of a grid to mark off key points, then play connect the dots. If you have just paper and hate grids The radial projection method! I’m actually rather partial to this one if you really have no grid at all, especially for bigger pieces. (For small pieces drawing your own grid is not so painful.) If you have a projector: Lucky you! Tape some paper down and trace the pattern off, making sure the squares measure 1”. Note, I do not recommend projecting your pattern straight onto the fabric and cutting. Let’s do paper so we can do a mockup first (unless you are very confident). If you have photoshop and a printer: Instructions here! https://blog.americanduchess.com/2019/04/how-to-scale-up-gridded-sewing-patterns.html (note it may be possible to do this in a free program like GIMP, but I don’t know how. If you do and want to post instructions, other folks would appreciate it!) If you have a printer, but no photoshop, and don’t mind going through a bit of paper: You can treat this like a PDF pattern, you just have to find the right zoom percent first. Print out one page of the pattern. Measure a square. Do the math to figure out how much you need to blow up the pattern by. For example, if your printed square is ⅛”, you would need to increase it by 1 divided by ⅛, which equals 8, or 800%. Since printers can be a bit off, don’t just print out the whole thing yet. Print out one page of your pattern at 800%. Measure it when it comes out - are the squares 1”? If so, print out the rest. If not, tweak your % a bit. Print again until you find what works. Tape your pattern pieces together (tutorial here if you haven’t done so). If you know someone who already has the pattern: Pay them $10 to trace it off and mail it to you Look, I have a toddler, and I hate scaling up patterns to be honest, so this is the route I went with a friend. Requires that you have friends who sew who have already made this.