This is a Jaycotts Post
All about Sewing Patterns, Fabrics and Cutting out.
It is daunting knowing where to start isn't it, so I am going to talk about the basics of cutting out and why you need to follow the guidelines on your sewing pattern. I am making two garments, one in velvet the other in suiting and at the end of the post you should be well on your way to cutting out with confidence.
You can start with any garment but I have chosen a pair of straight leg trousers which are actually simple to make and always look good on.
All the links to patterns and haberdashery are given in the post making it easy for you to place you order with Jaycotts
When choosing a pattern consider what styles you already own and like and look for patterns which are similar. After a while you will want to make garments which are new to you, so it is a good idea to go and try clothes on and to take a photograph if at all possible, then you can look for patterns in a similar style.