First we have included a more extensive costume bibliography than in the pattern. It just was not feasible to include everything, so a decision was made to only list a few pertinent books and point to this link for the remainder. Don't forget about interlibrary loan, we can't own them all!
|Yes, it is my bookcase. Head down in shame at the shambles as I write this.|
People come in all shapes and sizes, so one size does not fit all. Common adjustments such as lengthening or shortening the waist, expanding the sleeve and adjusting the shoulder strap are addressed. Just throwing more into a seam allowance is not a good technique to alter a pattern. General tips for working with patterns too. All you need is paper, a ruler and a pair of scissors. It is easy!