Embarking on a new sewing project is always an adventure, filled with excitement and challenges. Join me as I dive into cutting out the Presto Pop Over Top from Savage Coco Patterns. With only three pieces – a back, two fronts, and two sleeves – the task seems straightforward. However, as a beginner, every step presents a new learning opportunity.

The Pros:

Navigating through the pattern instructions, I appreciate the simplicity and clarity offered by Savage Cocoa Patterns. The clear markings on the pattern pieces, such as the seam allowances and fold lines, make it easy for me to understand and follow along. It’s these thoughtful details that can truly enhance the sewing experience for beginners like me.

The Challenges:

Yet, cutting out the fabric presents its own set of challenges. Wrestling with the jersey fabric and its unruly edges, I find myself relying on intuition more than instruction. The fabric’s irregularities make it difficult to determine the grainline, forcing me to trust my instincts and adapt on the fly. Despite the hurdles, I press on, determined to conquer this new terrain.

When cutting I made two front pieces, but not quite how they were supposed to be… If you are like me, a sewing beginner, you need to cut TWO FRONT PIECES ON FOLD (BOTH OF THEM)!

Have you ever worked tirelessly to create a garment that you thought you’d love, only to finish it and find out it does not look remotely like you thought it would on your body? 

This ebook is designed to help you develop a closet that you love because it complements your body! You will learn to create a silhouette custom designed to reflect your body shape, so you can experiment with clothing styles, fits, and colours on paper before cutting into that expensive fabric or spending weeks knitting that sweater. 

hWardrobe – ebook.

Reflections and Discoveries:

As I mark the fabric and lay out the pattern pieces, I can’t help but reflect on my journey thus far. Every step, every obstacle, is an opportunity for growth and learning. While the experience may not always be smooth sailing, it’s the challenges that ultimately shape and strengthen our skills as sewists.

Conclusion:

In the end, sewing is as much about the process as it is about the final product. With each project, we gain new insights, refine our techniques, and overcome obstacles along the way. As I continue on this journey with the Presto Pop Over Top, I look forward to sharing the highs and lows, the triumphs and tribulations, with fellow sewing enthusiasts. Stay tuned for the next chapter in my sewing adventure.

Have you ever worked tirelessly to create a garment that you thought you’d love, only to finish it and find out it does not look remotely like you thought it would on your body? 

This ebook is designed to help you develop a closet that you love because it complements your body! You will learn to create a silhouette custom designed to reflect your body shape, so you can experiment with clothing styles, fits, and colours on paper before cutting into that expensive fabric or spending weeks knitting that sweater. 

hWardrobe – ebook.