Hello you crafty people
I have a few questions that came to me all at once, so I'm gonna ask them all at once!
I'm a novice sewer but have had success with making some simple items. I'm always looking for new craft ideas, but especially over the past few weeks I have been making this lovely forum my new home. I have never used a pattern for anything, for I like the idea of trying to improvise and do my own thing. It's really hard for me to wrap my brain around how to construct certain things sometimes, so forgive me if I sound like a nerd.
Here are some things I've been wondering about...
1.) I bought a pair of PJ pants today that say "Happy Holidays" all over them and I'd love to be able to make my own cute pants using fabric that is equally fun (i.e. stuff you can't find in a store), but I have NO clue how to make pants! How can I possibly use the pants I just bought to construct a new pair? Is there a somewhat easy way to go about this? The idea of messing with the middle part (meaning the crotch area and the ass area) scares me.
2.) Is there an easy way to make a mini skirt with pleats? I love the popular style that most minis have these days of the thick strip of fabric covering the waist and top of the hips and then underneath the seam is the pleated or ruffly part. Any way I can make one simply?
3.) How the hell do you sew on tulle? I love that fabric so very much but have no idea how to sew on it! I'd ideally add tulle underneath every skirt known to man if I could, hehe. Oh, and is there is a trick to getting it really ruffly, or do you simply have to layer it a billion times for that effect?
Thank you so much for your help in advance!!
P.S. This is my first post and I am extremely excited to have found this forum. I've been looking for a place with pictures of "real people's" clothes for a LONG time!