I am already aware the patterns are an approximate size 12, my size, so I didn't expect to have to change much.
My dilemma was that I didn't want to spend much time blowing it up, and I could not photocopy the book or enlarge it on a photocopier. All I had to hand was my iPhone, an A4 printer, Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
What I worked out was not rocket science, but it was fast, simple and achievable in less than 30 minutes.
- I took a photo of the pattern piece I was planning to scale up.
- Uploaded the photo to my computer.
- Opened the picture in Photoshop.
- Cropped the picture tightly.
- Counted how many squares across it was - the scale is one square = one inch.
- Opened up image size and made sure the width measurement of the image matched what I wanted to scale it to.
- Saved the image as a .jpg.
- The I opened up Adobe Acrobat Pro - I use Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro.
- I opened the jpg in Adobe Acrobat Pro [file - open - show all files - file name]
- Then I printed it all out, single sided, black & white: file - print - tile all pages - tile scale 100% - overlap 0.005 in - + cut marks.
Then I trimmed the pages and stuck them together with tape. Now I get to play with fabric!