Adjusting a Pattern: Changing a Back Closure to a Front Closure

UPDATED Why change a dress bodice or a top into one that buttons up in front instead of the back? A few reasons come to mind such as ease of dressing for independent toddler/child, show off some awesome buttons, avoid hair getting tangled around buttons (my reason to use zippers for back closures!) and my …

Measuring Basics

  Measuring may seem basic and it is, if you know where you're supposed to measure.  My patterns are drafted using the ASTM standards for a child's age/size and measure accordingly. When measuring, it's best to do so over snug clothing like a camisole and underpants or a tank top and leggings.  If you measure …