A Message for the
Beginner Seamstress and Fashion Designer
Sewing your own clothes
can be anything from pajamas to your own winter coat. If you are just starting
out, I would suggest that you start with a simple pair of shorts or pants that
have an elastic waistband. Have fun sketching your clothing line too.
Remember to include accessories: hats, purses, belts, scarves, etc...
As you begin to sew more clothes and you become more
experienced, than you can go onto more difficult projects. If you are buying your
patterns at a local fabric store, try and find ones that say "Very Easy",
"Make in a jiffy" or "Simple to make". This is important because
you don't want to get frustrated and not enjoy sewing any more because you bought
to difficult of a pattern.
The basic rule for buying
patterns for beginner sewers is; buy ones that have elastic for the waist band
or just pull over tops and pjs . NO zippers, and NO buttons, until you are ready
for that step. A perfect first garment to sew
would be a skirt. Have fun and remember to take your time, do your best, and
be proud of the job you did! (And of course wear your outfits, you never
know who will like your design!!!)