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Sandra Betzina shows you what to look for and how to choose an easy pattern to ensure your first garment sewing success!
Choose patterns with few seams.
Cut on sleeves such as dolman sleeves and raglan with a simple seam are far easier to sew than a set in sleeve.
Looser fitting garments are more successful until you know the tricks to making the pattern fit your body.
Elasticized waist on pants and skirt are easy and fit- forgiving.
Its perfectly OK to skip some of the detailing on your first project. Details such as pockets, zippers and tabs can always be mastered later.
For more advice on how to choose your first pattern, check out Sandra's, "Your First Pattern" article at www.powersewing.com/category/learn-to-sew-article/
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