Hello, fellow sewists! This is my first official post as the Online Editor of Sew Daily. I am so excited to be a part of this warm and vibrant community and can't wait to get to know you all and what you like to sew. As for me, I began sewing clothes for my Skipper (Barbie's little sister) way back in second grade. Ever since then, I can't be kept away for long from needle and thread. I'm largely self-taught, which is kind of a painstaking way of learning to sew, but there you go.
My first love is garment sewing. I love the challenge, but I love the results more–new clothes! And speaking of challenges, on my Instagram feed I found a new online pattern maker from France, Vanessa Pouzet. She makes those types of garments that French women are so well know for: simple, classic, but with a modern twist. So I begin my latest challenge recalling high school French class in order to translate the directions. Parlez vous francais anyone? I'll get it, because I love this jacket more than anything and will have it made!
If you are new to sewing, you may not want to start out with such an ambitious project as mine. A perfect place to start is learning from the pros (unlike how I started!). Karen LePage is just the pro to teach you how to sew with sewing patterns. Learning how to use and read sewing patterns is the first step in making a beautiful garment. Check out a preview of her video, Getting Started Using Sewing Patterns. The video will teach you all the mysteries of sewing with patterns; it's an essential starting point in your journey towards sewing garments.
Since I am a newbie to this community, I would enjoy hearing what you love about sewing, what challenges you would like to tackle or where you are in your journey towards becoming a great sewist.
How did you learn to sew? Did you learn with classes, from a parent or are you mostly self-taught? I would love to hear the details.
Let's get started!
This is a great starter video for anyone who has never sewn from a pattern.