I know this photo is not great, but I'm trying to show how I'm using a different technique than I normally use to do this portrait. I laid out my enlarged pattern on the table and then put a big piece of muslin over the pattern. Next I removed the paper from both sides of pieces of Steam-A-Seam Lite, and carefully placed them side by side on the muslin. I'm only working on a small section at a time. I can see the pattern lines through the muslin and fusible web. So now I can use small pieces of fabric to fill in the pattern lines.
Isn't Necessity always the Mother of Invention? Since I didn't have enough black Kona cotton for this pattern, I needed to use bits of dark grays and black prints in my stash. This technique allows for that without the need to do intricate piecing before fusing.