Tonight is my first evening at my ‘dressmaking beginners’ course, I’m excited, as I know it’s going to be fun, quite informal at the teachers house, with a small group of people, but I did have a panic about looking like a complete idiot & not knowing the ‘sewing ‘lingo’ so I went out at the weekend to my local library & took out a couple of books to prepare myself.
I have only ever done very basic sewing on my machine which used to be my grannie’s, but my mum is great with a machine and hand sewing, so I do feel like I should have inherited some skills, they just haven't surfaced yet.
Choosing a pattern was quite difficult as I didn't want to get something which would be well beyond my capabilities, but equally I want to learn a variety skills, so the dress above (I’m thinking of making the yellow one with sleeves) has some gathering (yikes!) and a zip and one button.
Thank heaven for the nice lady who served me in the fabric shop, who helped me see how much fabric to buy, and what colour zipper & thread. Oh & interfacing. Whatever that is.
I’ll be sure to keep you updated on my sewing progress.