I am completely new to sewing. I am a knitter (a slow one at that!) But I decided that I wanted to sew now too. Mostly because I wanted to make cuddle sacks and toys for my ferrets. So I bought a machine and made a few cuddle sacks then a big one for my small dog and I thought to myself hey I can do this! So I got a bright idea, lets make clothes!!! YAY. got a pattern and tons of fabric for the pattern, enough for mistake wiggle room, think 8 yards is enough? (it wasway cheap too) I sat down to read the pattern and get started and WHAT IN GODS NAME ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT!?!?!?! before now sewing meant go buy those iron on things and iron it together.
What is a nap? other then what my dogs do all day Baste? thinking it goes in the oven with some juice like things all over it Selvages? like salvage...pluck something from the garbage?
Right now with my complete lack of understanding I may end up sleeping while I burn fabric and garbage in the oven. Ok maybe it wont be that bad. But if I could get some help understanding these definitions, and if there are more I am going to need to know, I am all up for learning new words. I think that would be great. Oh yeah the whole 45" and 60" thing what does that mean?