As a newbie looking to dip their toes into dressmaking it must be overwhelming to discover just how much resources and information there is out there. I know I am always looking at patterns and could spend an absolute fortune on them if I wanted without really knowing what I was buying (hint – I and many others have done this!). With this in mind, I asked the lovely members over at the Dressmaking Blogger Network on Facebook to tell me what their go to patterns are and why:
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I’ve had a week off from work and when I have been able to, I have been sewing up a storm. Always late to the party, I decided to cut and sew a new Moneta dress by Collette.
Something I have learned from the sewing community is: you either love or hate PDF patterns. I am in the love camp (much more fun than hating!) and my PDF printouts were taking over the flat – seriously – so I have come up with an efficient, time and room saving way of storing them. Call it the admin in me.
Sian of Kittenish Behaviour came up with a new challenge on her Youtube channel called the KP Pattern Swap. And I think it is fab!
What I like to use changes constantly but for now I thought I would discuss what I like to use to help give a professional finish to my garments.
On Friday my alarm went off at the ungodly hour of 6am (ungodly because I went to sleep at 2.30am!) ahead of my day in London at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show.
I am starting a new beginner dressmaker series here on my blog. Today’s post, which will go over the things we need in order to be able to sew, and things that will make life a lot easier. If you are interested, why not subscribe to me through bloglovin (the link goes through to my account which you can then follow).