I really enjoyed getting to know my machine and the limits of my cutting skills. So I decided to move on up to something wearable. My next project: a simple tunic dress. I used Kwik Sew’s Kwik Start pattern 3683.
I decided on this one thanks to some advice from my friendly neighborhood fabric store employee at Paron Fabric on 40th Street and 7th Avenue in the Garment District. She said that these patterns are great for beginners because they offer more in-depth instruction than typical patterns. And she was right. I love the fact that not only are there great explanations of things like selvages (those are the finished ends of a piece of fabric) and the grain, the patterns are also made of a heavier-weight paper than the tissue-paper ones that come with typical patterns. Continue reading