Understanding Pattern Directions
I am teaching myself to sew and would like to be able to follow a pattern from start to finish. ITS SO FRUSTRATING! I understand the envelope, sizing, notions, how to lay out pattern, fabric, basically all of the stuff on back of enevelope. One I am having trouble with is New Look pattern #6739 *easy. I get the pieces cut and am ready to go. Directions #1 Stay Stitch front and back neck edges. (easy) #2 Stitch upper front to back at shoulder seams (easy as well) #3 Apply interfacing to front and back facing (whats the facing? How much interfacing?) Stitch shoulder seams of facing sections (a lil more confused now) With RIGHT sides together, pin facing (again what is the ‘facing’?) to neck edges matching centers back and shoulder seams. Stitch seam. LAYER seam. (what is “layer seam”?)
I am so motivated and then BAM! a weird direction that completely throws me off and I end up with another unfinished project in the garbage. I would love if someone can help me understand the directions given when actually constructing the piece!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!