How to Minimize Waste when Cutting Fabric

Traditionally, most patterns suggest laying out all your pieces at once, pinning them to your fabric, and then cutting them. But there is a better way! Cutting pieces one at a time allows you to skip the pins (use weight to keep the pattern piece in place) for faster cutting, and also to fit the […]

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How to Blend Sizes: Standard Method

Here at Goober Pea Designs, we recognize that kids come in all different shapes and sizes, and we strongly encourage blending sizes to get the perfect fit! My own kids typically fall into different sizes for height and width, so I've had plenty of experience testing these techniques and figuring out the easiest and/or most […]

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How to Blend Sizes: Shortening & Lengthening

Here at Goober Pea Designs, we recognize that kids come in all different shapes and sizes, and we strongly encourage blending sizes to get the perfect fit! My own kids typically fall into different sizes for height and width, so I've had plenty of experience testing these techniques and figuring out the easiest and/or most […]

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How to Use Finished Measurements

So what's the difference between a size chart and a finished measurements chart, you ask? A size chart gives all the body measurements that the sizes were drafted to fit, whereas a finished measurements chart give the actual garment measurements. These will be different numbers, and comparing the two charts will show you how much […]

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How to Measure and Choose Size

One of the most wonderful things about sewing clothing is the ability to get a perfect fit! In order to do so, it is necessary to take body measurements and compare them to the size chart, to help you choose the correct size. All Goober Pea Designs clothing patterns provide a size chart, both on […]

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