How-To: Pattern Grading and Alteration

How-To: Pattern Grading and Alteration

Make your summer sewing experience even better with the Pattern Grading 101 series from Casey at Elegant Musings!
The first two posts are already live: part one shows you the tools you’ll need to get started and part two covers grading a pattern up (making a pattern larger where more room is needed). Later in the series, after she’s covered the basics, she’ll also share grading tips and techniques for more complicated patterns.
If you’re a skittish sewer who still avoids alteration like the plague, this series is definitely for you!


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.

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