Sew it begins........
Okay on to project number one. Sleepwear. I am creating pajama pants. I got a Kwik Sew pattern (3588). I choose this pattern because I was told that Kwik Sew patterns were the easiest patterns to start off with. I cannot tell you if this is the easiest brand of pattern or not-we shall see. What I have learned is that their is a lot terminology with sewing. I feel like I am learning a new language. Can I post it on my resume-I speak English, Spanish and Sewing? Just kidding. Anyway, learning the terminology has been made a whole lot easier thanks to two wonderful things. First, is a book by Simplicity Pattern Company entitled Simplicity's Simply the Best Sewing Book. It's packed with all kinds of tips and tricks for sewing newbie to the seasoned sewer. It's a must have in sewers reference books. The other life saver that I recommend to sewers is the website www.sewing.org
It has a ton of tips for sewers in handy reference pages that you can print out for future use.
It took me a while to decide what type of material to use for my pj's. I finally decided on some flannel. It's cotton and should be easy to sew. I have it washed pressed and ready to go. I just need to pick up a few more things from Hancock's tomorrow and I will be all set to start cutting out and sewing my pajamas. Fun times! :)