Every body worries that when they scan they will get the wrong size for their pattern
I had to test this and be sure this was really the case. Now I know.
I took an apron pattern and did a pattern at 100% scan. I held the two patterns together against my computer screen's light and they were exactly the same size. Then in another color I made another pattern using 115% and another using 150%. At first I thought the patterns were just cocked on the paper differently, but then I cut out the 100 % pattern and laid it over the other scanned sizes. It was different. Very little at the 115% but plenty at the 150%. As much at 1/3 of an inch all over. So does this matter to you? The darts moved, the neck was slightly off. Maybe it won't be a problem you can't fix.
All the lengths seemed to be fine. You decide.
I do not put pin holes in my patterns, I must scan and use them.
Ann tapes her pattern to the drawing for future reference.
Two great reasons to master scanning your patterns before using them
100% is in pencil
115% is in red lines
150% is in blue lines
All patterns were done in the middle of the cross using the same hole in the pattern paper below
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It is very hard to see white pattern paper.
At the very end I re-drew the 100% pattern and laid it over the other two. That is where I found there was as much as 1/3 of an inch off but with layers of white paper the photos didn't show you. Just trust me it was off in the neck, the dart, and the bottom width.
My scanners software allows me to choose the size by percentage and by inches. I find the inches allows me to match things best. I scan the pattern making sure I cut the printing to just around the dark lines around the pattern. I know that many of you struggle with this so check under your setting and find options and see what is possible for you.