So I know that there are some who love to make things using patterns such as McCalls and Simplicity. But I have decided that I don't like them too much. First off, if you want to keep the pattern for multiple use, it is hard, since the sizes are all overlapping, so you have to retrace them.... that about equals PAIN IN THE BUTTOCKS!!!! The other thing I don't like is the fact that I can never really figure out what size to make.... Here is an example.... I want to make a pair of PJ shorts for Savannah. You would think that they would list the waist measurements on the back of the package so that you could figure out the size relatively easily. Nope. Here is what they list.... Width of each leg and side length from waist. All the other finished measurements apply to the shirts, that also are made from the same pattern package. Hmmm, I think the waist measurements are just a tad bit more important than the width of leg measurements. I mean, I don't even remember the last time I asked a store clerk, "what is the width of the leg.... if it is less than 18 inches I just can't buy it for my daughter." I mean, PLEASE!
So I guess all that to say, I wish that pattern makers had a tad bit more common sense. Or maybe it means I need to get a little more uncommon sense????