Okay, really quick I need to share this because I see a recurring question/frustration "I have an issue" problem that can easily be addressed for those new to sewing with patterns.
I get asked why when sewing a pattern folks end up with a huge wadder o_0
So check to see if this applies to you:
When you go to cut your patterns do you cut according to the size on the BACK of the pattern envelope?
If so there is your error, the Big 4 pattern companies include a LOT of ease into their patterns so I NEVER cut my pattern size according to what is printed on the back of the envelope, I cut according to the "FINISHED MEASUREMENTS' Printed on the PATTERN PIECE. This way I can see exactly how much ease they added and cut according to the FINISHED size closest to my measurements. That way if you have to make fitting adjustments you are not trying to take in 5" of ease after the fact, LOL
Example: On the back of the envelope my measurements fall in the size 8 category but on the printed finished measurement on the pattern piece that size 8 finished is going to be HUGE on me so I may cut the size 6 or take out the added was before cutting my fabric because the FINISHED (key word here) measurements are closer to my measurements. I like my clothes fitted well so I don't need 3" of ease at the bust and I def don't need 5" of ease at my hips, lol
Would you (newbies) be interested in me doing a video where I walk you through sewing with a pattern, What the markings mean, how to read the instructions etc.?