As I embark on my sewing journey, I dive headfirst into my first day of sewing Jutland pants by Thread Theory. If you’re curious about fabric treasures and all the essentials needed for sewing, I discussed them in my previous post. Today, I ventured out to purchase supplies, including threads for the pants. The search for supplies was a bit challenging since sewing supplies weren’t readily available in the same shop as fabric.

NEED FOR CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS

I spent considerable time selecting threads that matched my vision for the pants. Despite my excitement, I encountered a moment of frustration when I attempted to cut the fabric. Initially, I planned to start by cutting the lining, but improper lighting led to confusion. The instructions provided didn’t align with my expectations, leaving me feeling puzzled for about 30 minutes. This experience shed light on the importance of clear and user-friendly pattern instructions.

CUTTING THE FABRIC

Despite the initial setback, I persevered and successfully pinned the pieces onto the fabric. However, cutting proved to be a challenge, particularly with smaller pieces. Nevertheless, I overcame each obstacle and gained valuable insights into the intricacies of sewing, from tracing patterns to cutting fabric accurately.

Moving forward, I learned the significance of proper tools, such as a self-healing mat and a tracing wheel, to streamline the cutting process. Additionally, I encountered issues with fabric alignment and found interfacing to be surprisingly easier to cut than fabric.

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. 

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THE EXCITING PART

As I progressed through each step, from cutting fabric to stitching pockets, I experienced a mix of excitement and fatigue. The satisfaction of mastering new techniques, like understitching, outweighed the physical exhaustion.

Despite some imperfections in my sewing, such as uneven topstitching, I’m proud of my progress. Each challenge presented an opportunity to learn and improve, reinforcing my determination to continue honing my sewing skills.

As I reflect on my first day of sewing, I’m grateful for the lessons learned and look forward to tackling new challenges in the days ahead. Stay tuned for updates on my sewing journey and more insights into my creative process.

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.