I was never very good at math. In fact, I was so bad, that despite being accepted into the Honors program at my alma mater (Go Terps!) and being in the Limited Enrollment journalism program, I placed in Math 001. Not, 101. 001. Remedial math. While damaging my ego, I sorely needed it. So, that means I should have tried to figure out the new proportions for my Pyramid Bag on my own. I knew I wanted the width to be 15 vs 22 inches and did some bad fractioning. When, in fact, I should have used a Proportion Calculator!
When I went back to the print shop they asked me what size I wanted it to be and just-like-that they told me a 32% reduction would get me there (I was going to ask for 25% vs the 40% I had).
Here’s my new pattern compared with my old. This should give me the few extra inches I wanted:
I’ll barely manage to get it cut this weekend. Lots going on!
I also want to say ‘THANK YOU’ to Rosie for her brilliant taste and adding a little Chanel to my life 🙂 I met Rosie when I was in New York last. Like my dad, she’s Jamaican. She reminds me in all the good ways of my college roommate.
I also have to thank Carolyn for sending me the September BWOF. Somehow, it never made it to my house. She sent it lickety split and GLP News extended me one extra month.
Also, sorry for the wild ‘Download’ post goosechase yesterday. That was meant to be a tab at the top, not a blog post. I do have a scanned sloper from Mrs. Stylebook. But, I’m waiting / trying to get permission from the original poster of it. She took the time to scan it, but her website is now down and I’ve sent her a PM on PatternReview.com hoping to get a response. Once and if she says, ‘yes’, I’ll unlock the password so it can be downloaded.