Let me start off by saying that I am so excited to be adding this tutorial! Secondly, I am self-taught w/ sewing and probably go about things in the wrong way, but it works for me and I kind of like the challenge. I sort of view my creations as art, so I tend to wing it w/ a lot of things. You can tweak this pattern tons of ways (as I have myself) to get different looks, fits, etc. Look how cute they are!