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>This should be easy but I forgot & you maybe didn't know, we don't use the
>same paper sizes ! .....User in England

Umm.... well... I am aware of it.... but have never taken the time to make drawing pages for English size plotter.

There are detailed instructions in the manual on how to set up your own drawing page to the size you want to work in.

One of my oldest users printed everything out for years on a letter sized printer and then taped the sections together. This is relatively easy to do .... just grid the pattern up...number the sections. You can set the print/plot setting to print 1 to 1 size and to print what is selected with a window. --- Select a grid cell with a window, print...etc.

If you have an architectural plotter, the whole strategy is to use paper that is the maximum size the plotter will handle.

Rather than use standard "plotter paper" which is very expensive and less than the maximum size a plotter will handle, use brown packaging paper or garment industry "dotty" paper. They are less expensive and you can make the page the size you want. (Newsprint paper is not likely to be sturdy enough)

Additionally.... in the back section of the manual, that goes through all the commands, there are detailed instructions on how to configure for your printer/plotter. It is all completely customizeable.

If you tell me what the sizes are you want to work in, I'll quick throw together a couple templates and email them to you. 

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>I would like to know what it is exactly, and if it is suitable for a Home
> Sewer like myself.

When you say "home sewer" I don't quite know how to read that.

There are home sewers who do a good deal of garment making for people of all sizes and shapes. If you are one of these people, you will find Custom Pattern Maker useful.

If you do a lot of your own pattern design using flat pattern design methods, then you will find Custom Pattern Maker useful.

If you need to use patterns you have designed in Custom Pattern Maker for people of different sizes, then you will find the process of resizing patterns in Custom Pattern Maker useful.

If you are a home sewer who's customary practice is to use commercial patterns and create new designs by mixing and matching pieces from two or more patterns, then Custom Pattern Maker is probably not the tool you are looking for.


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