(As a reference, I've been sewing since the end of August 2015.)
1) The pattern (instructions and pattern pieces): Simplicity 8101
2) I trace the pattern pieces into this paper, so that I can re-use the pattern again. (A pattern envelope contains pieces for different sizes, and especially for kids' patterns, you can keep re-using them until the child gets too big:D)
3) I then put the pattern pieces on top of the fabric, usually folded with right sides together (for the bigger front and back pieces) and cut on the straight grain. I didn't bother ironing the fabric after pre-washing it with this project, but this is a no-no. I just got lazy.
I then transfer the markings into the fabric.
|I use the gesso plastic container to hold the piece on top.|
5) The one thing I don't get lazy on: pressing the seams.
I guess this is really simplified, you guys, as this is a garment for my little one. For adults, it can get a bit more complicated with sizing adjustments and such, but that's another story. These steps also were not done in one day, as I usually do my crafting in spurts...hehe....
|Simplicity 8101 is a great pattern. A dress with pockets is always a win!|
What kind of crafting do you do?