Thanks Leinir for your kind comments,
I dont have a scanner at the moment, but I'm working on a way to provide some patterns for you all to try. This will involve some work on your part as I cant provide them in an easily downlable format besides which I dont want to rob you all of the fun of pattern making . I intend to use a grid pattern - comprising of 1 inch squares, which you'll have to duplicate at your end. On top of which I'll place the garment pattern pieces which you'll have to translate on to your own grid, if you see what I mean. My next post should make things clearer.