Make "Baskets" Out of Cardboard Boxes. If you need pretty baskets in a custom size, use cardboard boxes cut to size. I wrapped 4 ply jute twine around the boxes and hot glue in place. Made liners from a drop cloth to line the boxes.
DIY: Make your own pattern = Patterns aren't cheap. Thankfully, you can make your own patterns using your own clothing that you know to fit well. Use brown paper sacks or a roll of scotch wrapping paper as your pattern paper.
Armholes when making my own pattern: First trace the arm hole…then draw down like so, across, then out from the shoulder, and join the two lines. The bottom of the sleeve pattern should slightly narrow as it comes out from the armhole.