The truth is…
If you want to sew and, ultimately, flaunt insanely pretty dresses, then you must learn how to cut fabric properly.
Okay, I know!
You’re itching to get sewing.
And now, you are finally ready to pin those pattern pieces to your lovely fabric.
Oh. My. Gosh!
Can you believe it?!
We’ve made it here!
Is the title of this article making your underarms moist?! Is your scalp suddenly itchy?! Did the flutter of a thousand butterflies in your stomach appear out of nowhere?!
Well, you’re not alone.
If there is one sewing topic that seems to elicit these symptoms and stops most of us who aspire to sew our own clothing before we even start, it is:
Writers write rough drafts. Professional chefs cook test recipes. And athletes practice to increase their skills and perfect their game.
And if this is your first time sewing any pattern, yes, you absolutely should sew a test garment, a muslin.
Muslins get a lot of hate, but…
Now, that you’ve taken your measurements and the angst has subsided, it is time to put them to good use.
You will be comparing your body measurements for your bust, waist, and hips to the standard body measurements on the back of the pattern envelope.
If you’re here, then that means that you’ve done one of the bravest things a woman can do…
When I started learning how to sew, the one thing that surprised me the most was this…
A PDF sewing pattern is the digital cousin to the tissue pattern.
There are a lot of free and paid beautiful PDF patterns out there.
And do you know what two of the best features of PDF patterns are?!