With 2 granddaughters in two different sizes I have found that I need to trace patterns so they can be used again.
The method I've been using is to put the original under the pattern paper and trace. its worked fine.
But I was reading somewhere yesterday and seen the neatest hint.
Take freezer paper, dull side up. Put the original on top. Trace with a permanent maker the size you need. It will bleed thru to the freezer paper.
Cut the pattern pieces out. Fuse to fabric. Peels right off.
And can be use a few times before it no longer sticks.
Will it work?
Not sure yet.
But I will find out.
The other hint was.
Use freezer paper for small pieces.
Again, No pins.
I always stick myself. After 35 years of sewing.
No pins sounds wonderful.