Hi Ladies, it's great this thread is going again C:
I haven't checked that link out, but Ontario Silk, have you just saved a "copy" of the altered pattern/s from the lady who helped you? When DD and I sew & change patterns, we usually make the new garment in a "mock up" with very inexpensive muslin with VERY large, loose stitches and tweak & tailor it, marking all changes & directions right on the fabric in sharpie--- then we pull out the stitches & use that muslin as the pattern for future garments & we know they'll be exactly right bc we make all our "mistakes" on the muslin pattern itself rather than on our better fabric. We did undergarments this way & I was so glad I could save my DD from the frustration of trying to find a bra that fits properly at a big box store! Plus I have a set of truly comfortable nursing items bc I made them just as I pleased. I know, I ramble, sorry, but the point is, we made several versions of a couple pattern pieces in particular before we got the fit just right, and then could easily make many sets of clothes exactly right.
Another idea you may like is to see clothes you're interested in, take notice of how they're constructed, and make your own patterns...? I know this is not for everyone, but if you like, I can pm you a full cirlce skirt that I basically made up this way.
Also, have you tried your local fabric stores? Many have simple inexpensive patterns you may like.
Please let us know what you find and what works out for you C: