We’ve all encountered patterns that would be perfect, if only they were just a little bit bigger or a teeny bit smaller. Well, this simplified pattern grading tutorial from Megan at Megan Nielsen Design Diary will show you a fast method for sizing a top pattern up or down to meet your needs. The instructions aren’t exactly by the book, but if you’re a beginner— or just in a hurry—Megan’s post will give you the tools you’ll need to alter the size of a simple shirt or dress bodice.


Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley. https://www.redhandledscissors.com

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