I have a dark pair and this light pair as they are also very handy for wearing under full skirts on windy days, while climbing trees or doing cartwheels..
Step 1: Terminology
Right side: the side of the fabric that you will see when the garment is completed.
the side of the fabric with the most visible pattern.
Grainline or straight of grain: the lengthwise direction in the weave of the fabric. The grainline is parallel to the selvage.
The grainline on the pattern piece is indicated by a solid black line, usually with arrows on either end.
Selvage: the finished edge of the fabric.
Pins: are used to hold the two pieces of fabric together and are placed perpendicular to the seam. If you are using a regular sewing machine, sew over the pins but remove before sewing with a serger.
Fabric marker: a non-permanent method of marking fabric.