|I tend to forget what adjustments I made where on a pattern; over the past few months Iíve developed a sort of system so I can look at a pattern later and tell what I did. It involves using markers (or colored pencils) of various colors. For instance, one of my common adjustment combos on a top would be to use a size 8 for the shoulders, a size 12 for the bust and a size 14 for the hips. So I would use, say, a green marker to trace the size 8 lines at the shoulder and all common-to-all-sizes lines, such as the CF fold line and the hem, a blue marker to trace the size 12 lines at the bottom of the armhole and down the side seam for an inch or so, and a purple marker to trace the size 14 lines at the hip. Then, Iíd use pivot-and-slide to transition between the different sizes (or you could use a French curve) and trace those transition areas with an orange marker. When Iím done, Iíve got a rainbow colored pattern, but by noting on the pattern tracing what each color represents I can easily see what I did where to adjust the pattern.