Until a month ago, I had never used a sewing machine, but love clothes and always wanted to learn.
This is my first ever sewn item - it's based on a Simplicity pattern but was reasonably complicated (for a total beginner).
I messed up the waistband but since I probably won't wear the skirt I'm not going to start it over, and I know where I went wrong (that's how I learn - by making stupid and time-consuming mistakes that I don't bother to correct
). And I taught myself how to make a pocket yoke, insert a zipper, insert pockets, do darts and pleats, and read a pattern.
It's still unhemmed and unpressed, but I'm quite proud, considering
Thanks for looking!