Last week I made my VERY FIRST garment from a pattern. Contrary to my predictions/fears, it was not a disaster! Sorry, I know the photos are poor, but it's a medium weight brown linen with white eyelet sleeves. I didn't do much thinking on the fabric; I was thisclose to starting with a muslin mock-up (it is, after all, my first attempt - at least, since I made this horrible nightmare of a dress when I was like 14 and had NO patience whatsoever). I learned how to make fabric buttons, buttonholes, blind hems, and to use facing! I dont know....I know it's not so impressive, but coming from having done only little alterations and repairs and not really knowing the right way to do anything, I was surprised it actually turned out at all. I had so much fun making it (not at all the frustrating, tedium I remembered), that I've been buying more patterns to make more dresses! Debi posted THE BEST list of old pattern resources the other day, which I've been poring over endlessly.
|I used this pattern (c.1948)|