Updated: Oct 2, 2022
There is no doubt that commercial sewing patterns are a fantastic tool for making your own clothes.
But for anyone getting started they can be challenging to get your head round. Even for experienced sewists, dressmaking patterns can seem like a foreign language.
So in the first part of this series I am sharing
why I love sewing patterns
the pros and cons of using them
the pros and cons of the alternatives
an intro to the different types of sewing pattern
what the information on the outside of the pattern means
how to decipher the layout of the instructions
what the pattern pieces look like
I'd love to hear about your experiences with sewing patterns - do you love or hate them, have you tried them, what challenges have you found? So let me know in the comments about your thoughts on patterns and any questions you may have.
The next video in this series (available 17th Nov 2020) covers how to trace off sewing patterns so that you can keep them in tact for future use.