Sewing Class: Lesson 1
WHATIWORE Sewing Class:
LESSON 1 SUPPLIES NEEDED:
- Pencil and Paper
- Measuring Tape
This pattern consists of a waistband and skirt (3 pieces - 1 front and 2 back) plus optional pockets.
To determine the size of your waistband, measure your waist at a comfortable position. This skirt is intended to sit at your natural waist (this is the smallest part of your torso). Plug in your measurement to the worksheet after “WIDTH”.
From the same point you measured your waist, hold the tap measure vertically and note the length you’d like for your skirt. I think knee length is the most attractive for this pattern. Plug this number in for skirt “LENGTH”.
If you’d like pockets you will need to make your own quick pattern piece. Using a piece of paper (8.5 x 11 will be big enough), place a hand on the paper in a comfortable, relaxed position. Trace around the hand with a 1" cushion. Now add 5/8" around that cushion line. You now have your pocket pattern.
HOMEWORK before our next class...
- Re-read your sewing machine manual. I will not be able to answer questions on how to operate your machine (they’re all different!!). You should be able to wind your bobbin thread, thread your machine and experiment with different stitches on scrap fabric.
- Get acquainted with your sewing terms. I’m going to be breaking it down as much as I can, but you should be comfortable with basic sewing terms. If you haven’t checked out the Reader’s Digest Guide yet, please do so before we continue.