I started to sew in my childhood for my dolls. I did designing for my paper dolls. Then I started modelling and tailoring for my Barbie. The first thing I sewed for myself was nightgown and the second was already super-puper trendy skirt.
So to start sewing you do not need experience, you just need a WISH!

And you need to follow the main rule:

 DO NOT RUSH!
The hardest in sewing – to fit the dress to the figure and hide all the body lacks. So start from the easiest patterns. For example, simple skirt or tunic with “butterfly” sleeves.  And step by step slowly move to more complex patterns.

Many of sewing books recommend that all of us have to start from the pattern drafting technics. But if you want to sew only for yourself or family, you really do not need this. Start from the  magazines with ready patterns, like “Burda style”, get some experience, study sewing definitions.  And when you stop fearing to cut the fabric and you still will have intention to study pattern drafting, only then start it!

The most boring part is preparing the pattern. When you chose fabrics, designs, and all jobs after the first try-on are the most interested parts in sewing. But here you should always remember to keep yourself calm. Measure thrice and cut once!

Second rule:

 DO NOT BE AFRAID OF MAKING MISTAKES!
I’m always saying: any defect is  the father of invention, when you sew for yourself.  If you make a mistake: cut accidentally of wrongly, do not panic. Think! Appliques, combination with other fabrics, pockets and so on.An as result you get a thing nicer than you planned.

But if you are going to sew and sell the clothes, then you are not allowed to do mistakes! According to high standards if the seam has  a deffect, the seam has to be fully removed and sewn again from the beginning!

An the last:

 BUY OVERLOCK!
 It sounds great. But all of us like the clothes made of jersey fabrics. And when we sew this fabric, overlock will save your time and nerves!  In general it is very useful device and it is better to buy cheaper sewing machine and buy overlock in addition.  

And remember, if you want to study sewing you need to sew. Only learning by doing will help you. Thus, go already and buy your first piece of fabric!

 

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