Sew Using Patterns
After learning to sew, it's a natural step to learning to sew with a pattern. Being able to sew using a pattern will provide you with many options for creating garments, costumes, soft furnishings, toys, and other items that can be sewn.
Even though a sewing pattern might be labeled "easy" or "quick," the pattern instruction writers sometimes assume that you have a certain amount of general sewing knowledge. Nothing can be more intimidating than trying to figure out what all the hieroglyphics are on the various parts of a pattern. Don't have a pattern panic attack! Take a look at each of the standard pattern parts one at a time, and you'll be shopping for patterns like a pro in no time.
Before determining your body shape and figure type, you should take your measurements. It's best to measure yourself over the top of underwear that you usually wear to ensure you obtain the most accurate results possible, pulling the tape measure snuggly instead of pulling it very tight.