If you are having trouble printing the pattern do not despair. Becky and I have some solutions.
We originally wrote this in 2016. Revised in 2020.
1---Get someone to advise you on coordinating your printer with your computer. This will make your life easier in the long run. You know----long term gain versus short term pain.
2. Naah! You are looking for a short term fix.
Self Portrait with Proportional Scale by
Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1635)
A little Photoshopping
I recall when every artist had one of these simple cardboard wheels on her drafting table.
If the square that is supposed to be 1 inch measures 1-1/2" you need to reduce the page by 66%. Tell your printer to print it at 66%.
Another option is to reprint it on a copy machine at 66%.
2B. Figure it out mathematically.
Becky sez: "If you don't have a "wheel" you can do the math:
Desired size divided by present size = percentage of change.
Example: 1" divided by 1.5 = 66.66%.
2C. Use a digital proportion wheel.
This is an online tool that will do the math for you. Try Knight Printing's calculator from Fargo.
Look at this whole thing as an opportunity for personal growth.
Or buy the pattern. You can buy it as a PDF to print yourself. Or I will print the whole pattern out for you and mail it to you. See my Etsy shop here: