Like others I love to make clothing from pattern catalogs but almost all of the time the patterns exclude the needed seam allowances. I found this cool trick a few months ago for adding the seam allowances by accident and forgot to post it for the rest of you.
|Image and Idea from: five green acres|
Sense the distance between two pencil tips held side-by-side equals 1/4" and most all patterns need 1/4" this is perfect for adding the needed allowances.
Go to Five Green Acres for the full tutorial.