So you’re new to dressmaking and you’ve treated yourself to your first ever sewing pattern! Now what do you do with it? From cutting and joining the pieces, to understanding the markings and knowing how much fabric to buy, our essential guide is here to help.
Welcome to week 2 in our Sewing School series of essential dressmaking guides for beginners. This week, find out how to adjust a pattern to fit your measurements perfectly.
Are you new to dressmaking or wondering where to start? We’re here to help! Our new Sewing School series is a set of free virtual workshops to answer all your questions about how to get begin making your own clothes.
Have you added the Sew Crafty shift dress pattern (free with issue 13) to your to-sew list? Read on for our top tips on getting started, including taking accurate measurements and cutting out your pattern.